Anti-drug addiction vigil planned on Cape Cod

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — People will gather on Cape Cod this weekend for a vigil to remember those who’ve died as a result of a drug addiction, as well as loved ones who are in recovery.

The Cape Cod Times reports ( that the third annual vigil will be held Sunday on the Hyannis Village Green.

The vigil is being organized by Lisa Murphy of Mashpee, founder of Parents Supporting Parents. Murphy’s daughter is in recovery from heroin addiction.

The focus this year will be on improving the prevention education that can steer young people away from drug abuse.

Several speakers are planned, including Harwich High School teacher Janis McGrory, whose daughter died of an overdose in 2011 at age 23.

Murphy said she’ll ask any teachers in the audience to stand on stage when McGrory speaks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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