NOPE of Hillsborough will host its 7th Annual Candle Light Vigil on October 19, 2017 starting at 7 pm. 
This powerful one hour community event will be held at Hillsborough High School, located at 5000 N Central Ave, Tampa, FL 33603.  Admission and parking are free.

The vigil is held in memory of those who have lost their lives due to drug and alcohol related incidents, to honor those who have lost a loved one to accidental overdose death, and to help those suffering from the disease of addiction.

The emcee for this special evening will be Brendan McLaughlin/Former ABC Action News Anchor/Reporter.  Our speakers will share words of hope and encouragement about fighting the epidemic of accidental overdose deaths that has taken hold of our nation, state, and community.

Songs and stories will be shared before we move outside to the school’s front lawn to light candles in honor of those lives lost to substance abuse.  If you would like to add your loved one’s story and photo to this year’s Memorial Wall please bring it to the Vigil at 6 pm.

All are welcome to this candle light vigil.  Plenty of free parking is available at Hillsborough High School.  Contact us at NOPEHillsborough@gmail for further information.


our Mission

To diminish the frequency and impact of overdose death through community education, family support and purposeful advocacy. To combat the illegal use of prescription drugs and narcotics, as well as other abused substances.

our Vision

A world free of overdose deaths.

*NEWLY FORMED*   A Journey To Healing Hearts

NOPE of Hillsborough is proud to offer a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one or friend to any drug or alcohol related incident. Members come together to share their experiences of how they cope with the grief they carry from their loss. We exist to lend support - no one should walk alone with their grief. The group is non-professional and free to participants. 

how often?     the 2nd Saturday of every month

when?           12:00pm - 1:30pm 

where?          The Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance Office, 2815 E Henry Ave,                          Suite B-1, Tampa, FL 33610


 for more information please contact chapter president, Lynne Knowles at 727.641.4284



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