First-Ever Candlelight Vigil to Be Held for “Lost Promises”
FEB 15--(Washington, D.C) The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced today the first-ever Candlelight Vigil to be held at DEA Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia on June 8th, 2006 to 2,500 members gathered for the XVIth Forum of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).
for Lost Promise” will be a first of its kind remembrance, and
the first of its kind of hope: hope and confidence that our work is
shielding others from the great tragedy of drugs. The DEA along with
its partners will bring together those who have lost loved ones --and
their promise-- to drug use and abuse.
The “Vigil for Lost Promise” will bring together all the important stakeholders -- those who have lost loved ones and those involved in drug prevention, treatment, and education – so that they can unite and make progress together in fighting drug abuse.
The Vigil for Lost Promise will be co-sponsored by CADCA, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and Ginger Katz, President of the Courage to Speak Foundation, who will act as the Honorary Chairperson for the event. Eight families who have suffered the loss of a loved one to drugs will also attend the Vigil, representing all of those who have lost family members, friends and children.
For more information about the vigil, or to register for the event, please log on to: www.vigilforlostpromise.com