DanversCARES Hosts 6th Annual Light The Night Purple
Authored by Ken Redmile
On May 4th community members came together on the grounds of the Peabody Institute Library for DanversCARES’ 6th Light The Night Purple Walk and Community Gathering. The event helps raise awareness about substance use prevention and treatment, promote health, healing, and recovery, and erase the stigma associated with this disease.
DanversCARES assists youth and families in making healthy decisions by promoting a safe and healthy community, collaborating on programs and services, and leveraging resources. The Light The Night Purple event is another example of making a difference by coming together as a community for a common cause.
The event featured an incredibly powerful personal message from Lisa Fournier, a Licensed Practical Nurse at Recovery Centers of America, a performance by the Danvers High School acapella group, Sky Wave under the direction of Alex Grover, and closing remarks by Reverend Pam Cochrane on behalf of the Danvers Interfaith Partnership. As in past years, the event ended with attendees holding purple luminaries in the air as a symbolic show of support for those in recovery.
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