Here's your chance to provide hope to those who battle suicide and substance abuse in our community.

One of Danbury's leading salons and spas, Dawn's Pizzazz is sponsoring an evening full of love, life, and hope at 6 pm on Saturday, May 11 at the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury.

The fact is that Connecticut is one of the top ten states with the highest rates of opioid-related overdose threats. Every 19 minutes a person dies from a prescription drug overdose and sad to say, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for individuals 10-25 years of age.

Those appalling yet true statistics are the reasons Dawn's Pizazz has put together an evening they've named, 'A Night Full of Love, Life, and Hope.' Attending this special fundraising event that includes dinner, silent auction, and powerful stories from 5 special guests are how you can lend a hand in the fight against drug addiction and mental illness. For ticket and table reservations, click on thedpz.com/events.