KVUE | Monday, Aug. 21, is Fentanyl Prevention and Awareness Day nationwide and here in Texas, people are getting out to educate what the powerfully fatal drug can do.
Monday was a way for families, students, law enforcement and more in Georgetown to come together in a march against the drug that has taken many Texans’ and Americans’ lives.
“Parents don’t understand the dangers of it because we haven’t lived it, but our kids have access to something that parents aren’t educated on,” said Stefanie Turner, the founder of Texas Against Fentanyl.
Turner is a parent who has lived it. Her 19-year-old son, Tucker, died from fentanyl and since then, she’s worked hard to create awareness and education surrounding the fatal drug.
“I was met with some resistance from our local school district, so I named it Texas Against Fentanyl so anyone who wanted to have a nonprofit could advocate for fentanyl awareness in their community,” Turner said.
Her organization set up shop in Georgetown’s Square on Monday evening.”