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ISLIP GOES PURPLE International Overdose Awareness Day & National Recovery Month

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Islip, Islip, NY, USA

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Great South Bay Coalition Events

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD); a global event to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of substance use disorder. IOAD is a time to remember those lost and remind people there is hope and support.

During Recovery Month in September our local Drug- Free Communities Coalition,the Great South Bay Coalition will be partnering with several local partners to “Go Purple” for recovery. The town will be decorated with purple lights,signs,bows and flags. 

Community members can pick up free light bulbs,bows or signs on August 24th at the Sayville Chamber House.

“RAZING HAIR SALON GOES PURPLE” on August 25th at Razing Hair Salon in Bayport from 2-5 pm. 

“Two Towns One Community”

Chris Cook of Razing Hair Salon, 866 Montauk Hwy. Bayport. President of

the BPBP Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee and Chamber

Board of Directors supports International Overdose Awareness Day and

National Recovery Month in collaboration with The Great South Bay



hosting a tabling event with The Great South Bay Coalition supporting

“ISLIP GOES PURPLE”. Chris will be donating purple hair extensions with

his staff donating their time applying the hair extensions on site.

The Bayport Blue Point Chamber of Commerce supports raising awareness

on substance use disorder in the Town of Islip and the Town of


Purple light bulbs,bows,lawn signs and literature will be distributed by our

local Drug Free Community Coalition, Great South Bay Coalition.

August 31st 7pm The Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce will light the Chamber tree (Chamber Park next to J.T’s Montauk Hwy,Blue Point) in recognition of IOAD and to kick-off National Recovery Month for September. 2021 is the 2nd year the BPBP Chamber of Commerce Tree will be lit purple,courtesy of Bayport Flower House,initiated by Dorothy Johnson, Maxed Out Drug Prevention who lost her son to substance use disorder (SUD) with support from the Board of Directors Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to the awareness raised by going purple, Islip Goes Purple will also be hosting free Narcan Trainings and SUD Resource Fairs on September 8th and September 23rd, a Shed the meds event on September 25th and will be distributing bags with at-home medication disposal products and SUD educational materials at various locations throughout September.Check out or email for more information about how you can join

the effort.


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