August 31, 2020
National Overdose Awareness Day

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. The SHARE Project is honored to be a part of remembering the 200 lives that are lost everyday to this disease. The 13 banners show 150 faces of ordinary young men and women whose lives were cut short. We are bringing our Banner display to the Historic Haywood County Courthouse lawn for the entire day from 9 am - 6 pm. Please consider making it part of your day to stop past and see what the faces of addiction and overdose look like!

Dec 13, 2020
Compassionate Friends Candle Lighting Rememberance

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting on the 2nd Sunday in December unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit on December 13, at 7pm local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon.

Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from The Compassionate Friends, creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone.


2nd Tuesday of each month - Grief Support Group For Individuals Who Have Lost A Loved One To The Drug Crisis

3rd Tuesday of each month - Outreach Support Group For Individuals Who Have A Loved Suffering From Addiction

Both at 7pm at the Fitness Center by Haywood County Hospital

POSTPONED till 2021
Asheville INTO LIGHT Exhibition

The project was inspired by the death of my son, Devin, to a drug overdose in February 2018. At that time, as a way of working through my grief, I took up graphite portrait work, starting with my own son’s image. That original portrait was the catalyst for INTO LIGHT’s goal of creating forty-one (41) original graphite portraits and written narratives of individuals of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds in every state in the country, whose lives have been cut short by drug addiction. At the end of each exhibit the families of the deceased
are gifted the original framed portrait and narrative catalogue. INTO LIGHT is about connection, removing the stigma often accompanying addiction, community, education, healing, and so much more.
If you or someone you know has lost a loved one to drug addiction in North Carolina, you are eligible for participating in the INTO LIGHT North Carolina Exhibition.
Go to for more information and to submit images.