Black Monday remembers those who have battled heroin addiction
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
A local non-profit is bringing awareness to the growing epidemic of heroin addiction.
There is No Hero in Heroin (TINHIN) is a Nevada non-profit organization founded in 2013.
Their third annual signature event, Black Monday, involves a celebration of life, as well as a memorial and fundraiser.
Musicians will perform at the event, as well as a panel of speakers including Mayor Pro Tem Steve Ross, Judge Sullivan, and Erin Kinard with WestCare Nevada.
There will also be a wall of colored carnations to remember the lives lost to heroin addiction, honor those still battling addictions, and celebrate anyone who has overcome their addiction.
Dinner will be provided with a donation, and a raffle will also be available.
The organization is 100-percent volunteer driven and all event proceeds will go toward their mission to provide a sober living environment for one month for someone battling heroin addiction.
15 scholarships have already been awarded to local recovery homes.
Tonight's event will be held at the Salvation Army Chapel at 2900 Palomino Lane in Las Vegas, and will be held from 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Anyone affected by addiction is encouraged to attend.
For more information, visit the TINHIN website.