In memory of their sons Corey Lee and Spencer Warfield, the Lee and Warfield families have invited the community to a vigil and resource fair on Thursday, September 5th, 2019.
The 3rd annual “A Night to Remember, A Time to Act” will be held at the Snohomish County Campus, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue in Everett. The event begins with a resource fair inside from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
At 7:30 pm, the program moves to the outdoor plaza for speakers and a candlelight vigil. Participants can bring photographs (5x7 or similar) of loved ones who have overdosed or otherwise been impacted by drug use.
Speakers include representatives from Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (GRASP), AIDS Outreach Project/Snohomish County Syringe Exchange, HOPE Movement/Hope Soldiers, and the Snohomish Health District. Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers and Sheriff Ty Trenary also are scheduled to speak.
The Lee and Warfield families started the annual vigil in 2017.
“After losing our beloved sons, we came together to honor them and all who have been touched by an overdose with a resource fair and a candlelight vigil,” said Cathi Lee and Debbie Warfield. “This year we are focusing on recovery and harm reduction. These are things we were not aware of during our struggles.”
Performing during the vigil is Snohomish County band Superfekta. Once known as the “Party Boys of Rock,” these rockers have evolved into a band with a message, while growing into a grassroots posterchild for overcoming personal adversity. Besting addiction through help from the community, they arm themselves with songs of hope while giving back to the support group that became their safety net.
For more information on efforts being done through the Snohomish County Opioid Response MAC Group, please go to www.snohomishoverdoseprevention.com. This website and accompanying social media accounts were developed to be a one-stop shop for resources. Whether someone is trying to understand the problem, prevent addiction, or save a life, this is a place to find information for that first next step.