The Ludlow CARES Coalition and Michael J. Dias Foundation are holding their annual candlelight vigil and “Walk to Remember” Sunday, October 20th on the grounds of Baird Middle School, One Rooney Road in Ludlow.
As part of Ludlow’s annual Red Ribbon Week campaign, the vigil serves to remember all those who have died as a result of substance use disorder support those who are on the road to recovery and remind our community, especially our youth, that prevention is possible.
Gathering for the event begins at 5:30 with the walk starting at 6:30. Luminaries will be provided and all participants are encouraged to decorate a luminary to remember or support a loved one who struggles with addiction.
Following the short walk, a ceremony will be held with music by the Ludlow H.S. Chorale and short inspirational messages. Parking for the event is available at the middle school, the Boys and Girls Club, and the DPW parking lot.
MORE INFORMATION: Ludlow CARES Coalition is a community-run volunteer organization that provides education, support and awareness to promote the health and well-being of their community and youth. The group’s website is www.ludlowcarescoalition.org and the Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/LudlowCARES/
The Michael J. Dias Foundation, is dedicated to battling addiction and making a difference in the lives of teens and adults with substance use disorder as well as supporting the families and friends impacted.. The group’s website is www.mdiasfoundation.org.