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OVERDOSE AWARENESS WALK

WALK TO STOP THE STIMGA

MATT stands for Managing Addiction Through Teamwork. The Overdose Awareness Walk is our big fundraiser of the year and we invited many of the local agencies and foundations that work hard to help manage problems caused by addiction. Come walk with us to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose and support those with lives affected by substance use.

Rallying together encourages people to feel more connected. Addiction is a health issue, NOT a moral issue. Stigma won’t obstruct progress once we show there is no shame in an individual’s struggle against substance use disorders. We fight to end the stigma in hopes of ending the losses.

The County of Dutchess Department of Behavioral Health will be supplying Naloxone (Narcan) to those who need it.

Time

The walk is on August, 25th from 9AM to 12PM. Registration starts at 8:30AM.

Location

We will be gathering at the Highland entrance of the 'Walkway Over the Hudson' at:

87 Haviland Road
Highland, NY 12528 

Speakers

Marcus Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

Senator Sue Serino

William Eckert, County of Dutchess Dept of Behavioral & Community Health

Laila Cohen-Tyner - Speaking about Medicated Assisted Recovery

Vivian Lanzarone, creator of “Not My Child” Reading Names submitted of those lost to Addiction

Matthew’s Mom, Patricia Herring Closing Speaker at end of Walk

Matt Herring Foundation thanks our Sponsors

MacKay & Berube

Hopewell Dental 

Wappingers Congress of Teachers

Kohlmaier Arbor Care

MARC Foundation

Scott McLean Agency

Millbrook Rotary

Wainwright Financial Solutions

Mid Hudson Condrete Products

Superior Signs

Williams Lumber

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OVERDOSE LOVE LOCK GATE

The Overdose Love Lock Gate will be making it's debut at this event. People who have lost a loved one will be able to affix a lock with their name on it to this gate. After the event, it will be displayed at 146 Old Route 9 in the Herring's Friend Garden in Fishkill. A Boy Scout will be doing his Eagle Scout project and building a bench there. This will create a special place, especially for those that have lost a loved one and may not have a specific site for spending quite time with their memories. We will be bringing this Gate to other upcoming events.

Registration

Registration can be done online by clicking the register button or you can register the day of the event. Registration for this event is $20. If you pre-register online you will receive a gift. . On site registration begins 8:30AM at the Highland walkway entrance. 

Sponsorship packages can include: 

  • Advertising on our MHF Facebook Page
  • Advertising on the MHF website
  • Sponsors will be named in our radio advertisements
  • Place your poster on the Walkway
  • Place your poster next to our Love Lock Gate at the Walk
  • Place your Banner anywhere on the Walkway

Family Sponsorship's

$ 50.00 Donation

  • Advertising on our MHF Facebook Page
  • Advertising on our MHF Website

$ 100.00 Donation

  • Advertising on our MHF Facebook Page
  • Advertising on our MHF Website
  • Place your poster on the Walkway Over the Hudson

Business Sponsorship's

$ 250.00 Donation

  • Advertising on our MHF Facebook Page
  • Advertising on our MHF Website
  • Place your poster on the Walkway Over the Hudson

$ 500.00 Donation

  • Advertising on our MHF Facebook Page
  • Advertising on our MHF Website
  • Sponsors will be named on our radio advertisements
  • Place your poster on the Walkway Over the Hudson

$ 1,000.00 Donation (Limited of 2 Sponsors)

  • Advertising on our MHF Facebook Page
  • Advertising on our MHF Website
  • Sponsors will be named on our radio advertisements
  • Place your poster on the Walkway Over the Hudson
  • Place your poster next to our Love Lock Gate at the Walk
  • Place your banner anywhere on the Walkway

If you’re unable to attend and would like a name read please consider donating $5.00 to help make a difference. Please be sure to include the name of your lost loved one or those still struggling with this disease of addiction.

REGISTER