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March 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

March 6th is National Black Balloon Day. A day set aside to increase opioid awareness.

Berks County Black Balloon, founded by the Murray Family in honor of their son Christopher who lost his life to opioids 18 years ago, is inviting people you stop by the Christopher Murray memorial bench on March 6. The bench has become the symbol for Berks County Black Balloon, and is located on the grounds of the Reading Public Museum.

From noon until 6 p.m., someone from the Murray family and others related to Berks County Black Balloon Day will be at the bench to distribute free Berks Black Balloon wristbands.

Berks County Black Balloon is inviting numerous public officials, religious leaders and those who are suffering from the epidemic to stop by to receive, or give a word of encouragement to each other and to spread awareness of about the opioid epidemic.

Simply, help us increase awareness and help others who are suffering.

How to find the bench

If you park at the intersection of South 7th Ave. and Parkside Drive North in West Reading you can walk down the steps, through the garden (where wedding photos are taken) and make a right on the pavement path. The bench is about 75 feet up the path. It will be marked with black balloons.

If you park in the Museum parking lot, you go across the red walking bridge and turn left. The bench is about 75 feet from there.

We look forward to seeing you there. We can all do a small part to increase awareness so others might not fall victim to this epidemic.


March 6, 2023
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Berks County Black Balloon


Reading Public Museum
500 Museum Road
Reading, PA 19611
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