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'A Walk to Remember' raises addiction awareness in Bergen County

Organizer Nancy Labov says there will be 435 displays in the park, each honoring a life that was lost to addiction.

News 12 Staff

Apr 24, 2022, 2:06 PM

Updated 787 days ago

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The lives lost to addiction are being honored Sunday at Westvale Park in Westwood during "A Walk to Remember."
The Black Poster Project lined up 438 displays in the park, each honoring a life that was lost to addiction.
Dee Gillen, who founded the Black Poster Project after her son, Scott, overdosed says events like this are the key to a better tomorrow.
The event also had shoes displayed on a hillside, labeled with “my student,” “my grandma,” “my teacher.” It also featured a dining rom table set, with one empty chair.
Organizer Nancy Labov tell News 12, they hope to raise about $20,000 to pay for drug education programs in schools.


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