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MHANC: Overdose Prevention & Awareness Walk

Saturday, October 8 2022: Jones Beach State Park Field 5




Overdose is the number one cause of accidental death in the United States. An epidemic of this proportion in our community requires a community response.



The goal of this annual Walk is to make the community aware, request their involvement through action and donations and utilize this vast support to expand implementation.



4 leading interventions, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), Narcan Training, and Harm Reduction Services and education to individuals struggling with opioids, their family and loved ones.

Visit MHANC Overdose Prevention & Awareness Walk Fundraising Page

Please click on the fundraising button to register and donate today.

Sponsorship Opportunities

In its first year, the MHANC is counting on our generous community of corporate, local businesses, and community organization partners to help end Long Island’s opioid epidemic by supporting the Opioid Prevention & Awareness Walk.


Your sponsorship can help stop the growing crisis of fatal and nonfatal drug overdoses in our community through treatment distribution, peer support services, and training.

We've Raised
Over $K
Our Goal $100,000!

There is an immediate need for your support to expand the implementation of four life-saving interventions

Every Second Counts, Make A Difference

Medication-Assisted Treatment
Narcan Training (NARCAN)
Harm Reduction Services
Community Education

MHANC: Overdose Prevention & Awareness Walk

Jone Beach State Park: 1 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh, NY, 11793 FIELD 5
Saturday, October 8, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm (Registration opens at 8am)

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MJ Pedone - Indra Public Relations - MJ@indrapr.com or (917) 319-9600.


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Over 3 million people in 2011 received treatment for their addiction.

The Long Island Coalition estimated that there are approximately 3,000 homeless people in Nassau County and 64 of them are living on the streets.

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