Candlelight vigil raises addiction awareness, celebrates recovery

ST. GEORGE — The Adult Substance Use Disorder Alumni of Southwest Behavioral Health Center will be hosting its second annual Candlelight Vigil atop Dixie Rock — also known as the Sugarloaf — in Pioneer Park Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. The vigil was organized to raise awareness of addiction and its impact on the community, to remember those lost to the disease of addiction, to celebrate those who are living a life of recovery and to support those still fighting.

Many people in the St. George community have been affected in some way by addiction and don’t understand the impact that it can have on individual families and communities as a whole. The vigil is held as an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease of addiction and provide hope, support and encouragement for all those affected by addiction. Event organizers stand behind the motto: “With the removal of shame comes the hope for change.”

The candlelight vigil is free, and there will be live music, a balloon release and a candle-lighting ceremony. Various speakers will share their experience with addiction, and representatives from Southwest Center Prevention and Recovery Outreach will talk about resources and support available to the community.

Event Detail

  • What: 2nd annual Addiction Awareness Candlelight Vigil
  • When: Wednesday, April 20, at 7:45 p.m.
  • Where: Pioneer Park (Dixie Rock), Red Hills Parkway, St. George
  • Public invited to attend. Please bring a chair to sit on during the vigil.

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