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Anti-drug-addiction vigil planned Sunday in Hyannis

People will gather on Cape Cod on Sunday for a vigil to remember those who have died as a result of a drug addiction, as well as loved ones who are in recovery.

The Cape Cod Times reports that the third annual vigil will be held on the Hyannis Village Green.

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The vigil is being organized by Lisa Murphy of Mashpee, founder of Parents Supporting Parents. Murphy’s daughter is in recovery from heroin addiction.

The focus this year will be on improving the prevention education that can steer young people away from drug abuse.

Several speakers are planned, including Harwich High School teacher Janis McGrory, whose daughter died of an overdose in 2011 at age 23.

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