PEKIN, Il - Hundreds of people shared their experiences, hoping to spread awareness of addiction, and help families and individuals fight their own battles at the 2nd annual Fight the Fight event at Mineral Springs Park on Saturday.
Wendy McCready started the event after her son, Alan, died at 24 years old of a heroin overdose. It's an epidemic in central Illinois that McCready hopes everyone will become more familiar with.
"There’s still a lot of awareness to spread,” said McCready. She adds, “a lot of people don’t understand addiction and the disease that it is. If we continue to fight we can help save generations that we are losing.
Every 13 minutes someone dies from an overdose in the US and Bryce Foster who is six years drug free believes if communities continue to educate, they can help save one life at a time.
” Its great to see people coming together for the greater good because we're dyeing, 60,000 people died from fatal overdoses last year and we have to change it. We have to do better,” encouraged Foster.
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