Going Purple for Substance Abuse and Recovery Awareness

Kent County John Price was among the speakers at the Kent Goes Purple Kick-Off on September 7, 2018


Kent County officially joined the Go Purple campaign on Friday, September 7 with ceremonial lighting of the County courthouse. Despite the looming threat of rain, the event drew a large and lively audience showing support for the campaign to fight substance abuse and support recovery efforts for families and individuals.

Kent County Sheriff John Price and Kirk Helfenbein, of Chestertown Rotary, both spoke at the event. Community outreach events for Kent Goes Purple included the 5K color fun run/walk that drew about 175 participants and a Kent County High School football game featuring an appearance by former Baltimore Raven Qadry Ismail speaking on the perils of drug use.

A large number of agencies and businesses in the county have “gone purple” with lighting and décor. As shown in these photos taken Friday, September 14,

adding a lot of purple to landscape of 100 Brown Street were staff members from several departments of UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.

Marketing and Communications seeks more photos from the other hospitals and all off sites so DON’T FORGET TO WEAR PURPLE NEXT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21!


More Purple People Photos just coming in …

Team members in the lab at Dorchester

Federal Street: UM MHE Foundation and MarCom folks

HR team members