Steve's Law (MN 911 Good Samaritan + Naloxone)

Did you know?

Prescription painkiller overdoses have more than quadrupled in the past 20 years, killing 16,917 people in 2011 alone.

In 2011, 1 in 22 people in the US (age 12 or older) reported using prescription painkillers for nonmedical reasons in the past year.

* sources:  CDC, July 2014

At first it was a lifeline. Now it is a noose around my neck.

Steve Rummler suffered from chronic pain and addiction to his prescribed pain medications. He died of an accidental overdose. A note with the words above was found among his belongings.

 

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Upcoming Events

Many Vigils will be held throughout the country on International Overdose Awareness Day, which occurs on August 31 each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. The Foundation will participate in the fourth annual Minnesota Overdose Vigil to be held at 7:00 p.m. at All God's Children Metropolitan Community Church in Minneapolis.  We will have a table at the event to share information about the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation.  Contact Jenny McCourt to volunteer to help with this event.

Please join us at the 2nd annual FED UP! Rally in Washington, D.C., on September 28th.  We expect thousands from all across the country to join our grassroots movement.  We will create one voice to raise awareness and call for federal action to end our nation's epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths.  Someone in our country is dying every 16 minutes of a drug overdose.  This is unacceptable!  Details are available on our flyer.  Registration is free and available at feduprally.eventbrite.com.