Drug free coalition hosts awareness walk Aug. 31

A walk to highlight International Overdose Awareness Day is being sponsored by the Foothills Drug Free Coalition.

The walk begins at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at Enumclaw City Hall. During the course of 40 to 50 minutes, participants will walk the downtown corridor, ending at City Hall.

For more information, call Monica Robbins at 360-802-3206.

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.

According to the awareness website, overdoseday.com, close to 44,000 people die from drug overdoses in the U.S. every year — nearly 120 people a day.

Globally, it’s estimated between 98,000 and 231,000 people die from overdose every year.