Host a Vigil
Please join NOPE Task Force to raise awareness on the issue of substance abuse and to remove the stigma associated with addiction by hosting a vigil in your community, on your school campus or in your home! Consider partnering with local organizations, law enforcement agencies, community coalitions and/or universities to organize this event. Or, make the NOPE vigil a small, intimate gathering with family and friends in your home to remember your loved one and raise awareness. Your vigil can be as elaborate or as simple as you would like!
NOPE offers three different vigil options for your community. Consider hosting a Community Vigil, Campus Vigil or Home Vigil.
- Community Vigil - Host a community wide event! Partner with local stake holders to create an event that your entire community can participate in.
- Campus Vigil - Host a vigil on your High School, College or University campus! The NOPE Vigil was purposely scheduled during Red Ribbon Week (drug awareness) and National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness week so that it can easily be incorporated into your existing plans.
- Home Vigil - Host a vigil in your home! Make your vigil an intimate gathering with family and friends in your home to remember your loved one and raise awareness.
A message from Karen Perry, Executive Director, NOPE Task Force:
Please join Director Gil Kerlikowske from the Office of National Drug Control Policy in remembering those lost to and those suffering from substance abuse by hosting a NOPE Candle Light Vigil in your community on Thursday, October 24th 2013 during RED RIBBON WEEK.
A message from Gil Kerlikowske, Office of National Drug Control Policy:
On behalf of ONDCP, I ask you to help raise awareness about the profound dangers of abusing drugs and alcohol by hosting or participating in a NOPE Candelight Vigil in your community on October 24, 2013. during National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. This Seventh Annual NOPE Vigil provides and opportunity to remember those lost to and suffering from substance use disorders. Last year, NOPE vigils were held in 50 communities and 19 states.