The Quad-Cities Harm Reduction annual overdose event will conduct free naloxone training sessions and HIV and Hepatitis C testing.
The free session will be 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Credit Island Park, Davenport. It is part of the global International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31.
Guest speakers will include Dr. Tamara Olt, from the Jolt Foundation; State Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad, D-Iowa; Maria Dickmann, 2nd Ward alderwoman, City of Davenport; and Kim Brown, president of Quad-Cities Harm Reduction.
Information tables will provide information about clean syringe exchanges and how they can benefit the community, medicated treatment options, safe drug consumption sites and how to get involved with Quad-Cities Harm Reduction.
Those who have lost a loved one to an overdose may bring a photo to share on a memory wall.
Ray “The Dove Guy” will release doves to represent love, peace and hope for humanity.
The family-friendly event will offer face painting, food and music by local musician and humanitarian Chris Dunn.
For more information, visit www.odawalk.com or call 563-265-1859.