About

WICOMICO GOES PURPLE STRIVES TO PROMOTE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF SUBSTANCE MISUSE AND ABUSE AND ENCOURAGES OUR COMMUNITY TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST IT. WICOMICO GOES PURPLE IS AN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOCUSING ON PREVENTION, TREATMENT, AND RECOVERY RESOURCES AVAILABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND WILL EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANT ROLE OUR ENFORCMEENT AGENCIES PLAY TO COMBAT THIS EPIDEMIC.

steering committee

Chairperson:  Stephanie Willey–Comcast Spotlight

Co-Chairs:  David Fitzgerald, Wicomico County Emergency Services                                                 Christina Bowie-Simpson, Wicomico County Health Department

 

Honorary Chairs:   Sheriff Michael A. Lewis                                                                                                      States Attorney Jamie Dykes

 

Go Purple Units and Leaders

Businesses–Bill Chambers–Salisbury Chamber of Commerce

Education–Christy Glushakow-Wicomico County Board of Education

Governments–David Fitzgerald–Christina Bowie-Simpson–Wicomico County

Faith Based–George Whitehead–Salisbury’s Promise

Healthcare-Laren Hughes-Peninsula Regional Medical Center

Non-Profit/Community Organizations–Tracy Ritter–United Way and Erica Joseph–Community Foundation of Eastern Shore

Individuals–Tracy Ritter–United Way

“Prevention, Treatment and Recovery are the focus of the Wicomico Goes Purple Campaign…Awareness Starts at Home.  I invite you to join the conversation, and the movement to educate our community about the dangers of opioid abuse by Going Purple in September!  Together we can make a difference!”

Stephanie Willey – Comcast Spotlight–Chair, Wicomico Goes Purple

 

“Our COAT program has been incredibly effective.  I am hoping that our community coming together and working together to address this crisis will end the suffering of addiction.”

Jamie Dykes -Wicomico County State’s Attorney–Honorary Co-Chair, Wicomico Goes Purple

“The business community in Wicomico County and the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce are honored to be a small part of this vitally imporatant initiative.  Supporting Wicomico Goes Purple benefits our families, our community, and our future.”

Bill Chambers -Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce-

 

“Naloxlone is saving lives during this crisis, but until the causes of addiction are exposed and addressed in a responsible way, the death toll will continue.”

Michael A. Lewis -Wicomico County Sheriff–Honorary Co-Chair, Wicomico Goes Purple

 

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