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August 2017

Thomas E. Palecek Memorial Golf Outing

August 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Pass Golf Course, 5886 Greenwich Road
Seville, OH 44273 United States
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$25

In August 2015, city and school officials, business owners, clergy and other stakeholders gathered to learn more about the drug epidemic and discuss possible solutions. Among this group was Council President Thomas Palecek. Palecek had recently returned from Arizona where he had been receiving treatment for an aggressive form of cancer, but even in his weakened state, he was passionate about finding a solution to this horrible epidemic. Palecek lost his battle to cancer last April, but his passion for…

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Heroin: A Family’s Loss

August 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street
Wadsworth, OH 44281 United States
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Fred DiMarco faced the unthinkable when his son died from a drug overdose. Mr. DiMarco will present how he has been fighting to bring awareness to local communities. He'll also talk about the dangers of drug abuse and help parents deal with this deadly epidemic.

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Wadsworth Overdose Awareness Day

August 31, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wadsworth Memorial Park, 279 Grandview Avenue
Wadsworth, OH 44281 United States
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International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31 every year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. Overdose Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. Wear Silver to show your support. We have the big pavilion…

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October 2017

WDFCC monthly meeting – October

October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parsons Administration Building, 524 Broad Street
Wadsworth, OH 44281 United States
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The Wadsworth Drug-Free Community Coalition members will have their monthly meeting on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Parsons Administration Building in Wadsworth.

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November 2017

Baked potato boat dinner fundraiser

November 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wadsworth United Methodist Church, 195 Broad Street
Wadsworth, OH 44281
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Join the Wadsworth Drug-Free Community Coalition for a community dinner to help support prevention, education, and addiction awareness initiatives in our community. Dinner includes “baked potato boats” covered in homemade chili & other toppings, salad, dessert and beverage! When: Saturday, November 11 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Where: United Methodist Church 195 Broad Street, Wadsworth TICKET INFO: $10 EACH $5 KIDS 12 & UNDER (KIDS UNDER 3 EAT FREE) Event includes a basket raffle from area businesses. Call Kelly at…

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January 2018

The Addict’s Doc – The Science of Addiction

January 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street
Wadsworth, OH 44281 United States
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Wadsworth Drug-Free Community Coalition Presents: Dr. Nicole Labor, "The Addict's Doc" -- a discussion and information session on the Science of Addiction. Nicole Labor, DO, is the new Medical Director at OneEighty in Wooster. She overcame her own addictions and pursued medicine to help others. Dr. Labor used her struggles with addiction as the basis for her method to evaluate and treat her patients through understating of the current opioid epidemic, how drugs are used as coping mechanisms, the beneficial…

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Christopher Milo hosting community meeting to talk suicide, drug solutions and engage parents

January 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wadsworth United Methodist Church, 195 Broad Street
Wadsworth, OH 44281
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For the last decade, motivational speaker, author and renowned concert pianist, Christopher Milo, has been transforming and inspiring students across northeast Ohio and beyond with his 13 Messages from Milo. While in the schools, the kids are very open with him, telling him heartbreaking stories. Christopher's hope is to start helping equip parents to engage with their children. “Parents need to hear what their childrens' hearts are feeling, 'my daddy doesn't play ball with me,' or 'my mom does drugs,…

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