September 2nd, 2020 – The Town of Islip kicked-off its second annual Islip Goes Purple event on the 20th anniversary of International Overdose Awareness Day Monday, August 31, with a press conference on the steps of Town Hall.
Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Ruth Hennessey, President of Good Samaritan Hospital; Kathy Koenigsdorf, CEO of the Jake K Foundation; MaryAnn Pfeiffer, CEO of Youth Enrichment Services; Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen, Liaison, Town of Islip Drug Abuse Awareness Task Force; Islip Receiver of Taxes, Alexis Weik and Town Clerk, Olga Murray.
September is Recovery Awareness Month, and in support of that Islip Town has turned purple, the color of recovery. Signage, ribbons and flags adorn streets, trees and lamp posts throughout the Town. The Islip Town Hall cupola will be lit purple during the month of September, and resourceful television programming will air weekly on Channel 18 and Verizon Channel 1982.
"Recovery is possible," said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. "Islip Goes Purple is about supporting those who are struggling with addiction or who have lost a loved one from an overdose," she added.
The Town premiered its Islip Goes Purple Launch Video on the Town's YouTube Channel August 31. Visit the Town's website at islipny.gov and all of the Town’s social media platforms for more information on recovery throughout September.