The Moms Stop the Harm Memorial photo shoot took place today (Oct. 17) on the banks of the Fraser River in Mission.
A large group of people gathered holding crosses and photos of loved ones who have lost their lives to the opioid health crisis
The group posed with the historic Mission rail bridge in the background.
Organizers explained that the group Moms Stop The Harm gathered the community together to memorialize loved ones, in a way that they hope can bring awareness to “B.C.’s other epidemic – the opioid health emergency that is affecting families across the province.”
According to the group, ‘recent statistics show that 1 in 10 families are affected by substance use, and with fatalities on the rise due to the toxicity of the illicit market.”
Moms wants to bring attention to the fact that this is not just an inner city problem but an issue that is hitting families hard here in the Fraser Region.