On May 23, the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 76-68. Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA) and our partner, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office’s #NOverdose campaign, were there — cheering the team on and working to reach every attendee with our message about prescription opioid safety.
More than 1,500 fans attended the game and received educational materials on the rights, risks and responsibilities associated with prescription opioid use.
As a partner-based initiative, AAOA relies on the involvement of community stakeholders like the Sherriff’s Office. It was inspiring to witness their dedication to keeping local citizens safe. It was also great to see AAOA and #NOverdose featured on the Jumbotron!
Special thanks go to all the volunteers who pitched in for this kick-off event. Together, we are helping to address the opioid epidemic through education. And soon we will be taking our awareness game on the road — to Target Field and other destinations across the state all summer long.
Minnesota, stay tuned for how you can get involved! To learn more about how to safely and securely store pain medicines, as well as how to properly dispose of them, visit AAOA’s website, www.AgainstOpioidAbuse.org.