2nd annual International Overdose Awareness Day

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A local mother is hosting an event that's bringing awareness to drug overdose.

Two years ago, Marina Morales lost her son Miguel Lozoya to a drug overdose.

As a way to make the grieving process easier, she's decided to shed a light on the problem through her 2nd annual overdose awareness day in memory of her son.

Marina hopes the community will come out and learn about ways to prevent drug overdose.

She believes it's a tragedy that should unite the community, and hopes through this event we can see a positive change.

Overdose Awareness Day will be on Friday, August 31st at Rock Fitness Center from 6 to 8 pm.

There will be informational booths, music, zumba, giveaways, and a candlelight vigil.