Duxbury: New Campaign in Town, ‘Friends Don’t Let Friends Die’

South Shore Hospital, the Duxbury Knights of Columbus and the Duxbury Police Department have teamed up to start a new campaign in town called Friends Don’t Let Friends Die.

The campaign centers on the distribution of small business cards and bookmarks with instructions for keeping a drug overdose victim safe and calling 911; the cards also have reminders of Massachusetts’ Good Samaritan Law (Section 34A), which protects individuals from getting charged in a drug case if they call authorities to save themselves or a friend from an overdose death.

Duxbury Police Chief Matthew Clancy says other communities have already reached out to the town to share resources:

 

The Friends Don’t Let Friends Die Campaign is fully supported by Duxbury FACTS, Plymouth County Sheriff Joe McDonald, Plymouth County D.A. Tim Cruz, State Rep. Josh Cutler and Senator Patrick O’Connor.

 


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About Mimi Walker

Mimi Walker is a 2016 graduate from Emerson College, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. While at Emerson, she was both an avid reporter and an on-air music personality at 88.9 WERS, Emerson’s long-running radio station. She also wrote for several on-campus publications. She covered the 2015 Edward R. Murrow awards in New York City, and had previous internships at 103.3 AMP radio and at Seacrest Studios in Boston Children’s Hospital (as well as with Rob and Lisa on the South Shore Morning News!) Her proudest academic achievement is being a TOMODACHI scholar and contributing to an iBook about American Senator and war hero Daniel Inouye, which led her all across Japan in her many school travels. Thanks to her time in Japan, and a semester abroad in the Netherlands, Mimi has an appetite for stories and all kinds of art across the globe.