TITUSVILLE, FL October 15, 2018
Drug overdose deaths continue to soar. The local and national opioid epidemic is spiraling out of control. Death rates in the last 12-months increased by 17%. More than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids. In Brevard County two to three of our citizens are dying each week from drug overdoses. The number of Opioid dependent babies more than quadrupled in the last decade. And, in out county 30% of the babies born are addicted (NAS – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome). Alarming Statistics!
The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation recognizes the urgency and is planning a Masquerade Ball to benefit our community. All proceeds will be used to bring more awareness and help provide services to anyone in Brevard County suffering from addiction or other mental health issues and to create jobs.
The event is planned for Thursday, November 1st beginning at 6 p.m. at the Space Coast Convention Center located at 301 Tucker Lane, Cocoa, FL 32926 (Holiday Inn)
There will be entertainment, speakers on these important issues, great Indian Cuisine and a live auction by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, with the goal being to help fund training for much needed specialists who will allow for continuity of care.
The issue of Opioid Addiction and Suicide affects all of us. The impact on our community is overwhelming. Please help us to “SHATTER THE STIGMA” of substance use disorders and suicide, in our communities, the workplaces, and our schools, colleges, and universities.
The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization in the United States. The Foundation consists of local physicians and health care professionals, whose goal is to promote health related education, research and participates in local and international charitable medical missions.
For more information visit www.doctorsfoundation.org or call 321-735-6492