More than a dozen people got tattoos in Fox Lake Sunday as part of the fundraiser for the Chicago Recovery Alliance.
The nonprofit organization will use the money to help make the overdose prevention drug, Naloxone, also known as Narcan, more available in the Chicago suburbs. The drug is used to save lives of people who overdose on opiates, including heroin and the painkillers OxyContin and Vicodin.
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The event, hosted by Exploited Tattoo in Fox Lake, was organized by Carpentersville mom Terri Dudar and raised more than $200 for the cause.
Dudar's 29-year-old son, Jason, died of a heroin overdose in 2008. Since then, she's worked to raise awareness drugs in her community and believes more training and availability of Naloxone will help save lives. Sunday marked the 4-year anniversary of her son's death, a date she calls his "Angelversary."
The fundraiser was a late addition to the recent Overdose Awareness Day activities, which included an Aug. 30 candlelight vigil and advocacy rally in Schaumburg that drew more than 200 people.
For information on donating, go to www.indiegogo.com/ODawarenessday?c=home