Regional Leaders Luncheon to End Overdose to bring together local leaders to fight Tampa Bay’s opioid crisis

Live Tampa Bay, formerly known as Project Opioid Tampa Bay, will hold its Regional Leaders Luncheon to End Overdose on March 24, at the Hilton Carillon Park.

The Regional Leaders Luncheon to End Overdoses is Live Tampa Bay’s inaugural luncheon, with the goal of raising awareness of the opioid and overdose epidemics and their threats to our region.

LIVE Tampa Bay is a coalition of business, faith and nonprofit leaders with the bold goal of drastically reducing opioid overdose deaths by the end of 2025, LIVE Tampa Bay is an initiative of the Tampa Bay Partnership, funded by Florida Blue Foundation.

In the first phase of the initiative, LIVE Tampa Bay will unveil its regional anti-stigma campaign. Stigma is one of the primary drivers perpetuating addiction and substance use disorder.

Local leaders that will be in attendance will include Bemetra Simmons, president and chief executive officer of the Tampa Bay Partnership, Pat Geraghty, president and CEO of GuideWell, Chef Jesse Schenker, founder of Jesse Schenker Restaurant Group and a James Beard Chef and David Pizzo, Florida Blue’s president for West Florida.

The event is March 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Hilton Carillon Park. To Register, click here.

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