Owego, NY – Tioga County Advocacy Support And Prevention (ASAP) Coalition is inviting Tioga County residents and businesses to join us on March 6th for Black Balloon Day, to show support for those affected by substance use disorder and overdose. This event will take place Saturday, March 6th, with balloons available for pick at two locations: CASA-Trinity at 72 North Ave. in Owego from 9 am until gone and Valley United Presbyterian Church at 459 Park Ave. in Waverly from 10 am until noon.
Black Balloon Day is an international event, with the purpose of bringing awareness to deaths caused by drug overdoses and addiction. Hanging a balloon in the community, whether it be outside of your home or business, is an easy, safe way to show support and stand in solidarity with those who lost a loved one to overdose. This event is a great way to bring awareness and lessen the stigma associated with substance use. It is also a great way to let others in Tioga County know, that they are not alone.
To participate in this event and show support in the community, we ask that you hang a Black Balloon outside your home or business. We also ask, to help continue to spread this message of support and solidarity, to share a picture of your balloon on social media using the hashtags #BlackBalloonDay and #TiogaASAP, or tagging Tioga County ASAP on Facebook or @TiogaAsap on Instagram.