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Turning Grief Into Action

Turning Grief Into Action

Recently, the Pennsbury school board approved a $149,000 one-year agreement with the Richard J. Caron Foundation to provide drug counseling and other services to district schools. This was after Pennsbury school board president Jacuelyn Redner spoke out in a public meeting about her 28-year-old son Joshua - a 2007 Pennsbury High School garduate - who died of a heroin overdose.

Read the BCCT editorial 
published on 21 Sept 2017.
Rembrance rocks placed
around tree at Steps
to Recovery in Levittown

This is exactly what Tony Luke Jr., of Philly cheesesteak fame, who lost his son to heroin overdose, wants more people to do. He started the #BrownandWhite initiative to help end the stigma and shame associated with addiction.

He encourages people to honor those who have died of a drug overdose to post their stories on Twitter using the #BrownandWhite hash tag.

In observance of Drug Overdose Day,  I attended the “Night to Remember” ceremony hosted by Steps to Recovery on Veterans Highway in Levittown, PA. Tony Luke was a speaker at that event. Read more about that here.

Posted on 21 Sep 2017, 12:52 - Category: Opioid Epidemic

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