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April 18, 2024 3:31 pm
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Fentvic Meetup #10

April 18 @ 3:31 pm

Free

PRESS RELEASE

Fentvic Meetup #10 Johnston County & Adjacent NC Counties

When:           Saturday, March 9, 2024, 2:00-4:00 pm

Where:          Sarah Yard Community Center, Smith-Collins Park, 909 Lee Street, Smithfield NC

Who:              Fentanyl Victim Families (bring 18×20 poster of your loved one).  Non-partisan.  Open to the public, press, law enforcement, elected officials, public health advocates.

 

CONTACTS

Barb Walsh, Executive Director, 919-614-3830, barb@fentvic.org,  www.fentvic.org

Fentanyl Victims Network of NC (fentvic.org), 501(c)(3) EIN 88-3921380

Local Coordinators:  Missy Duff 919-464-5970 & Kamaya Duff 919-464-6855 It’s Bigger Than Me Michiko’s Voice.  Email:  itsbiggerthanmemichikovoice@gmail.com

 

PURPOSE

  1. NC Fentanyl Victim Families educational networking and advocacy event
  2. Spark public safety conversations within communities about the dangers of illicit fentanyl, particularly counterfeit pressed pills (Adderall, Xanax, Percocet), and access to life-saving naloxone in schools and the community

 

FACTS

  • 16,228 NC residents killed by fentanyl in 9.5 years, 2013-Sept 2023 (NC OCME Dec 2023)
  • 7 out of 10 ‘street’ pressed copy-cat pills contain lethal fentanyl additives (DEA 2023)
  • 8 NC residents die each day (NC OCME)
  • This means 8 more NC families implode each day.
  • NC is #4 in nation in fentanyl fatalities (CDC 2023) yet #10 in population.
  • Fentanyl is leading cause of death in NC for 18–25-year-olds (CDC 2022)
  • 1,764 fentanyl fatalities combined occurred 2013-Sept 2023 in the Counties of Johnston (206), Harnett (227), Nash (137), Sampson (64), Wake (867), Wayne (146) and Wilson (117) source: NC State Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics Death Certificate Data
  • Links to fentanyl fatality data. Go to fentvic.org website, select RESOURCES tab, select NC COUNTY REPORTS, select COUNTY NAME you are interested in.

 

 

 

ABOUT:  Fentvic.org is a charitable nonprofit located in Wake County NC.  Fentvic.org is an action-oriented grassroots nonprofit that promotes Public Safety, Education, Justice, Advocacy, and Support of NC fentanyl victim families in all 100 NC Counties.

 

RULES:  Non-partisan public event.  Treat victim families with dignity and respect.  Avoid trigger word ‘overdose.’ Prohibited:  political statements/ranting, helium balloons, firearms, and alcohol.  No food service, just hugs.

Details

Date:
April 18, 2024
Time:
3:31 pm
Cost:
Free