HERO - Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization

HERO Events

HERO held its first event, The March of HERO's, on April 30th, 2011. It was a huge success and we plan to hold many more events in the future. Stop by often to learn about events sponsored by HERO, our partners, and others who support and believe in. The events may not always be put on by HERO but they will always be fun, informative, and well worth time spent.

Latest Event

Thank you to everyone who came to our most recent event this past April, The March of Heroes. You helped make our inaugural event a huge success. The event kicked off the start of our organization and judging by the way it turned out we think it's safe to say HERO is poised to make a big impact in the fight against the heroin epidemic.

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HERO Events

Event Date Location Notes

Mourning Breakfast

Lincolnway Christian Church - 690 E. Illinois Hwy, New Lenox IL, 60451 November 16, 2013 - 9-11am Getting through the holiday season can be extremely challenging in the face of loss and grief. Join us for a free breakfast with some connections of support, encouragement, and advice for surviving the holidays.

Mourning Breakfast

Coal City High School Auditorium - 655 W. Division St. January 15, 2013 - 6-7:30pm (Postponed due to November 2013 tornados) A community forum to address the dangers of heroin addiction in your community. Speakers include State's Attorney Ray Helland and John Roberts of HERO


University of St. Francis - 500 Wilcox St, Joliet, IL 60435 November 19, 2013 - 7:00pm Judge Nash, John Roberts (HERO), and Paul Lauridsen (HERO) to speak

Resource Fair at Creekside Elementary School

13909 S Budler Rd, Plainfield, IL 60544 Wednesday - November 20, 2013 -6PM HERO representatives will be attending a Heroin prevention forum at Creekside Elementary school.

Related Events and Meetings

Event Date Location Notes
Board Meeting Tuesday November 5th at 6pm Christian Life Church Board meeting only. Grief support to follow.

HERO meets a minimum of once a month. Check back to find out when our next meeting will be.