January 20, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A Night of Music and Heroin Overdose Reversal Training Open to the Public
Medium Rustic, Frog Leg and The Gooneybirds
WHAT: The Annual Night of Music is a charity event hosted by the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation. At this event, there will be food, dancing, live music, and a naloxone training. The naloxone training will take place before the music starts and allow attendees the opportunity to learn how to reverse an opioid overdose by administering the life-saving medication, naloxone (commonly known by its brand name, Narcan). Naloxone kits will be provided to each participant in need of one. The lineup includes Medium Rustic, Frog Leg and the Gooneybirds. The event is free and open to the public, however, donations are requested.
WHY: Each day, 91 people die of an opioid overdose. Minnesota is not exempt from the surge of opioid overdose deaths. Increased awareness of the issue has followed the Fentanyl overdose of Prince. As a result of legislation passed by the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation, anyone can carry and administer naloxone, the medication that reverses opioid overdoses. The Steve Rummler Hope Foundation is rallying support from friends, family, neighbors and other organizations at the charitable event. The Steve Rummler Hope Foundation is empowering Minnesotans to save a life and become educated on the national epidemic.
WHEN: Sunday January 15. The naloxone training will begin at 4:00 pm and last approximately an hour. The music will start immediately following the naloxone training, at 5:00 pm and last until 10:00.
WHERE: Tuttle’s Bowling in Hopkins, Minn. The address is 107 Shady Oak Road South, Hopkins, Minnesota 55343
About Steve Rummler Hope Foundation
Judy and Bill Rummler founded the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation in honor of their son Steve, who died of an opioid overdose in July 2011. The mission of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation is to heighten awareness of the dilemma of chronic pain and the disease of addiction, and to improve the associated care process. The foundation creates solutions to this epidemic through its three programs: prescriber education, advocacy, and overdose prevention through naloxone distribution.