Delaware Goes Purple News

February 20 2019 - AtTack Addiction 5K

AtTack Addiction 5K

In an effort to reduce the number of individuals overdosing, and dying from drug overdoses in Delaware, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing the Community Naloxone Distribution Initiative. DPH will distribute free naloxone kits to members of the general public, at events in each county ... More!

February 14 2019 - The Focus on Seaford

The Focus on Seaford

Purple project planned in September with hopes of spreading county and statewide By Melissa Steele, Cape Gazette The City of Seaford is planning to go purple, and if Sussex County Health Coalition Executive Director Peggy Geisler can help it, so will Sussex County and then the entire state of ... More!

February 13 2019 - Sussex County Goes Purple

Sussex County Goes Purple

WBOC TV16 By Erin Tyszko GEORGETOWN, Del. - Another county has jumped on the purple bandwagon to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic that is taking over Delmarva. Hundreds of people gathered at Crossroads Community Church in Georgetown to learn about opioid addiction. Peggy Geisler, ... More!

February 13 2019 - Dorchester to Go Purple

Dorchester to Go Purple

WBOC TV 16 - Purple is on its way to Dorchester County. On Wednesday, at least 30 organizations in the county confirmed they were on board to launch the Dorchester Goes Purple campaign. In September, organizers say the county will turn many buildings purple, spreading awareness on the opioid epid ... More!

February 13 2019 - Drug Free Awareness Campaign

Drug Free Awareness Campaign

Sussex County Health Coalition is poised to launch a robust Drug Free Awareness Campaign beginning with the city of Seaford. This "Seaford Goes Purple” campaign is in conjunction with the Chris Herren Project and will join forces with the state of Maryland in this important initiative. ... More!

February 13 2019 - THP Project Purple Initiative

THP Project Purple Initiative

"The Herren Project was founded over seven years ago. The THP Project Purple Initiative came a year later. To me, it was the eye-opening moment when I was presenting at an assembly. A little girl in a purple shirt announced during the Q & A that she was a sober student and it was followed u ... More!

February 13 2019 - Seaford First to Go Purple

Seaford First to Go Purple

Last year in Delaware, hundreds of people in our state died from drug overdoses. It is estimated that for every death, there are several overdoses that do not result in death. This does not include unreported incidents of those who overdosed and were revived by family or friends with Narcan. Delawar ... More!