Families touched by substance abuse will gather together in strength in Hayes Square on Saturday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. for the fourth annual Charlestown Candlelight Vigil. The purpose of the Vigil is to remember those who lost their battle with drugs and alcohol and to give hope to those still struggling with addiction. Shannon Lundin and Peter Looney of CHAD launched the vigil in 2009, and since Peter’s passing two years ago, the vigil serves as enduring reminder of his commitment to help people with addictions.
Charlestown Against Drugs (CHAD) sponsors the event each year with the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC) so that individuals and families involved with addiction or recovery understand they are part of a larger community, and that they are not alone in their struggle. The program includes musical selections, remarks by Shannon Lundin and Father James Ronan, a recovery play by the J-Walkers and a reflection of the lives affected by addiction.
For more information and to include a picture of your loved one in the vigil, please contact Shannon Lundin at [email protected]