HELP FIGHT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC BY BUYING YOUR FRESH COLORADO PRODUCE FROM YOUR LOCAL CHARITY – Cody’s Fresh Start Charity Works – for one weekend only! All proceeds go to CFS to help fight this epidemic.
WHEN: Saturday 8/24 & Sunday 8/25 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
WHERE: Mrs. Condies Salad Company’s warehouse, 3225 Denargo St, Denver, CO 80216 (near Coors Field). We will be set up outside in the parking lot.
WHAT: Fresh Palisade peaches, Olathe corn, Rocky Ford melons, Grand Junction tomatoes, and more local produce unloaded right from the farms that grow it.
The opioid epidemic or opioid crisis is the rapid increase in the use of prescription and non-prescription opioids in the United States. Opiates are a class of strong painkillers or analgesic drugs, including those naturally derived from opium, such as morphine and heroin. Opioids are synthetic and semi-synthetic drugs that are similar to opiates and include such drugs as Percocet, Vicodin, Oxycontin, and Fentanyl.
According to the DEA, overdose deaths, particularly from prescription drugs and heroin, have reached epidemic levels, reaching over 72,000 per year. It is now the leading cause of death for those under the age of 50.
WHAT WE DO: We are in the trenches trying to save lives from opiate/opioid addiction by providing treatment scholarships to those in need, helping families deal with their loved ones’ addiction by providing them with resources, and spreading addiction awareness to end the stigma by speaking, writing, and holding special events.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Mary Cucarola & Jackie Huban