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    Helen Vice, left, whose sister recently died from complications of opioid use; Melanie Lutman, center, and Annabel Roper, right, embrace during the event.

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    City Councilman Peter Ujvagi speaks during a 'Chalk the Walk' event in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day on Friday.

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    Helen Vice, left, whose sister recently died from complications of opioid use; Melanie Lutman, center, and Annabel Roper, right, embrace while attending 'Chalk the Walk.'

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    Randy LaFond, director of Talbot Clinical Services at the Talbot Center, recites the names of people who have died from opioid overdoses.

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    Nikki Peters, 25, left, who says that she has overdosed 17 times, lays on the ground while Jennifer Pafford, right, makes a chalk outline drawing of her on the sidewalk.

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    People wait outside of the Talbot Center for a moment of silence during 'Chalk the Walk' on Friday.

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    Tone Lawrence participates in the moment of silence.

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    Helen Vice, left, whose sister recently died from complications of opioid use; Annabel Roper, center, and Melanie Lutman, right, embrace.

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    Nikki Peters, 25, right, who says that she has overdosed 17 times, lays on the ground while Jennifer Pafford, left, makes a chalk outline drawing of her on the sidewalk during a “Chalk the Walk” event in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2018.

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    Participants observe a moment of silence in honor of overdose victims.

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    Tone Lawrence, left, and Kimberly Horna, right, chat on the lawn during during the event.

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    Nikki Peters, 25, who says that she has overdosed 17 times, writes on the sidewalk with chalk.

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Toledo Councilman Peter Ujvagi hosted a ‘Chalk the Walk’ event Friday in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. Participants drew messages in chalk, offered comfort to survivors, and observed a moment of silence in remembrance of those lost.

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