- Oct 10
- Professional Events
Take Strides to End Overdose in Lake County!
One Stride at a Time: Race to End Overdose
Hosted by Gateway Lake Villa to benefit the Lake County Opioid Initiative and Gateway’s Naloxone Distribution Program.
ticipants will receive race t-shirt and bag filled with goodie
- 1st Place Overall Male & Female
- 1st Place Male & Female in Age Divisions:
18 & Under | 19-29 |30-45 | 46-57 | 58 & Over
- USATF Certified Course
- Professional Timing
- Raffles & Prizes
- Stroller Friendly
- Pet Friendly
About the Cause
Since 2016, Gateway has been able to provide 275 doses of life-saving medication through its Naloxone Distribution Program to patients, families and members of Lake County. Additionally, Gateway has been able to support the Lake County Opioid Initiative in an effort to prevent opioid abuse, addiction, overdose and death. With the community’s help we are hoping to bring awareness to the worsening opioid epidemic in Lake County.
Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse an opioid overdose. It can quickly restore normal respiration to a person who’s breathing as slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription medications. Providing more people in the community with Naloxone can help prevent the increasing number of overdoses.