DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Oct. 28, 2017
Dozens of Colorado police departments and sheriff’s offices will participate in this event.
DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – April 29, 2017
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Event was on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TakeMedsSeriously.org has taken part in a few 9Health Fairs across the Denver-Metro region to raise awareness with all audiences. Look for us at the next 9Health Fair you attend!
TMSChat – October 6, 2016
On Thursday, October 6th from 12:00-12:30 PM, (MST), the Take Meds Seriously campaign hosted a twitter chat featuring Greg Fabisiak from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Greg shared information and answered questions about the upcoming DEA “Got Drugs?” Medication Take-Back on Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00 am – 2:00pm. Follow Take Meds Seriously on Twitter (click HERE) and Facebook (click HERE) to get more info.
Generation Rx Wellness Event
The wellness event was held at the East Middle School in Aurora on September 8th as part of the parent/teacher conference.
Generation Rx is comprised of students from the UC Denver Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences who are members of the American Pharmacist Association Academy of Student Pharmacists. Their mission is to education people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications.
International Overdose Awareness Day – August 31st
International Overdose Awareness Day began in 2001. Many community organizations hold events on August 31st each year to raise awareness and remember those who have been lost to drug overdose.
Following are some of the local events held on that day:
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Twitter Chat Online
Topic: Opioid Overdose Awareness
Guest Expert: Prof. Robert Valuck, PhD, RPh
3:30 p.m. Harm Reduction Action Center, 231 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver.
Participants met at the HRAC to participate in a walk to raise awareness.
3 – 5 p.m. Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl Street
11 – 1 p.m. Longmont Public Safety Bldg., 225 Kimbark Street
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Old Mesa County Courthouse, 500 block of Rood Avenue
September 22, 2015 – JP Awareness Foundation’s Share and Learn Event
Click here for more information on the event.
Las Animas County Fair
The annual Las Animas County Fair kicked off a fun week-long fair Monday, July 27, 2015. TakeMedsSeriously.org was present all week.
Mesa County Fair
TakeMedsSeriously.org had the recent opportunity to sponsor Grand Junction’s annual Mesa County Fair, July 14-18. Check below for pictures from the event!
Juneteenth Music Festival
TakeMedsSeriously.org was the presenting sponsor for Denver’s Juneteenth Music Festival on Saturday, June 20, 2015. From Juneteenth’s website, the mission of the festival is to “celebrate freedom by engaging the community with the historical significance of Juneteenth; to further strengthen ties between Denver, Colorado’s Historic Five Points Neighborhood and its neighbors.”
Check below for some amazing pictures from the Juneteenth Music Festival!
Denver’s Cinco de Mayo
Were you able to attend Denver’s Cinco de Mayo festival this year? The Hispanic version of the campaign, TomeSusMedicinas.org, was present with a grand prize wheel and plenty of giveaways. Check below for some great pictures from the festival!