Hanley Foundation Invites Community to Help Prepare Narcan Kits for Palm Beach County Distribution

As the opioid crisis continues to affect communities nationwide, Hanley Foundation is taking steps to raise awareness and save lives in Palm Beach County and beyond. On May 7, National Fentanyl Awareness Day, the community is invited to join the Hanley team and help prepare Narcan kits that will be distributed throughout the county. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Hanley Resource Center, 933 45th Street, West Palm Beach.

Fentanyl is a significant contributor to the opioid epidemic, causing more than 70,000 Americans to overdose in 2023. Narcan, also known by its generic name naloxone, is used to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. By equipping individuals with these kits, Hanley aims to empower people to offer assistance in overdose situations and potentially save lives.

“National Fentanyl Awareness Day is the perfect time to shed light on this urgent public health crisis and take tangible steps toward saving lives,” said Dr. Rachel Docekal, CEO, Hanley Foundation. “We’re honored to partner with our Palm Beach County neighbors on this critical initiative.”

The goal is to prepare 300 kits for distribution throughout the county. The event also includes Narcan training sessions, and a complimentary light lunch. Additional information can be found HERE.

Space is limited and registration is required. RSVP at Hanley.info/nfad.

About Hanley Foundation

Hanley Foundation envisions a world free of addiction, leading the way as the largest provider of grant-funded prevention education programs in the State of Florida. Hanley Foundation’s mission is to eliminate addiction through prevention, advocacy, treatment, and recovery support. In addition to offering recovery scholarships to those in need and facilitating trainings to identify the signs of substance misuse, the Foundation works to reduce stigma and inform policy through its advocacy efforts. Hanley Foundation educates, changes minds, and saves lives with its evidence-based programs proven through research to prevent and delay the use of alcohol and other drugs. For more information about Hanley Foundation, please visit hanleyfoundation.org or call 561-268-2355. Follow on Instagram and Facebook @HanleyFoundation, and on LinkedIn and Twitter @HanleyFNDN.