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2020 HERO HELPS COMMUNITY FORUM SLATED for FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020

The 2020 Hero Helps Community Forum has been set for Friday, April 24 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville. This year’s event will highlight the work that has been done over the past ten years to bring hope and change to the opioid crisis in Illinois.

“While we have accomplished many of our goals, there is still much work to be done,” said Paul Lauridsen, co-chair of the event. “Too many people continue to die from opioid overdose and there are not enough resources to help people in recovery.”

The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the resource expo which will include organizations working in the opioid crisis. At 9:00 a.m., the program will begin with a panel of experts who will discuss progress over the past ten years as well as future efforts at the local, state, and national levels in the opioid crisis.

“Access to care and recovery support remain important parts of the process,” Lauridsen said. “This event has grown every year and is a great opportunity to share resource information.”

Naloxone training will be available from noon until 1:00 p.m. Pre-registration to attend this training is required.

CPDU’s, CME’s and CEU’s are being provided for education, medical, social work professionals, licensed professional counselors, and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support professionals.

To register for the event and for more information, visit the website: www.herohelpsswc.org.

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