Pittsburgh Won’t Forget U will be hosting its THIRD memorial event for families/friends who have lost some one to the overdose epidemic. The event will highlight a photo wall of lost loved ones and a reading of victims’ names. Families/friends will be doing a tribute to their dearly departed of their choosing. Memorial tributes are expected to be releases of balloons, doves, butterflies, flower petals, kites, presentations of musical and poetry readings or prayer services. Victim names will be announced by local founders of drug advocacy groups, recovering addicts, & friends/family.
An optional invitation is extended to families to come before reading with a picnic dinner for themselves and to bring a dessert to share with others in attendance. The dinner gathering on the scenic overlook will help bereaved families meet people who have suffered the same experiences, share their grief, discuss ways they can advocate change in the epidemic that took their loved ones, and for some an opportunity to heal.
OPTIONAL Participation Information if Unable to Attend
The organization has an OPEN invitation to all victim’s families and friends who are unable to attend. They can still send their loved one’s name to be read and their photo for the wall. To participate or for more information go to Facebook Page: Pittsburgh Won’t Forget U (www.facebook.com/OD.victims) or email: IrememberMarley@gmail.com