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Posted on: May 9, 2023

Fentanyl Awareness Day

Name: Heidi Carter-Escudero            


Number: 661/267-5114

Date: May 9, 2023      


Fentanyl Awareness Day

WHAT:                       Fentanyl Awareness Day


WHEN:                       Tuesday, May 9, 6:15-7:30 pm


WHERE:                     Palmdale Learning Plaza, 38043 Division St.


WHO:                         Palmdale City Councilmembers

                                   Congressman Mike Garcia’s Office

                                   Senator Scott Wilk’s Office

                                   Dr. Mitika Kanabar, Kaiser Permanente

                                   Youth Multimedia Challenge winners


                                   Antelope Valley Young Marines


WHY:                         May 9 is National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This event is being held to raise awareness, equip our community with lifesaving information, and announce the Youth Multimedia Fentanyl Awareness Challenge winners. Narcan training and hands-only CPR will be available. Narcan will be distributed to participants who complete the training.


BACKGROUND:        The City, in partnership with numerous community stakeholders through the #FightFentanylAV Campaign, is spreading awareness about the fentanyl epidemic plaguing our community and nation. The campaign provides essential information to prevent the illicit use of and overdose deaths caused by fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid prescribed for pain that is also made and sold illegally. Antelope Valley middle and high school students participated in the #FightFentanylAV Youth Multimedia Fentanyl Awareness Challenge. Visit for details.


VISUALS:                   Elected officials, AV Young Marines, resource tables, live music and families.


INFORMATION:         Nardy Lopez, 661/267-5177


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