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Annual Candle Light Vigil

In memory of those lost to drug and alcohol-related incidents and with hope for those suffering from the disease of addiction, NOPE Hillsborough holds an Annual Candle Light Vigil during every Red Ribbon Week. As intended when NOPE National Task Force created the nationwide event in 2007, the NOPE Vigil sheds light on the consequences our nation faces with the use of illegal and illicit drugs. We strive to reduce the stigma surrounding the disease of addiction so that those suffering may openly seek help.


October 7, 2021, is the date for this year’s NOPE of Hillsborough Candle Light Vigil.


Please mark your calendars to join us starting at 6:30 pm for the viewing of our Memorial Wall. Do you wish to have your loved one honored on our physical wall during the vigil held at Hillsborough High School? Visit our website’s Memorial Wall page, add your loved one’s photo there along with a message to them. We will print that off and add your loved one to our physical wall for this year’s annual vigil. In order to have your loved one’s photo on our Memorial Wall, we need your photo no later than September 23, 2021, please. You can bring a photo of your loved one to the vigil on October 7th and add it yourself to the wall that evening.

You can still experience a complete NOPE Student Presentation by clicking the link below.

Once the Hillsborough County School District announces that visitors are allowed back on campuses for assembly-style presentations we will begin scheduling student and parent presentations again. Be safe. Be well.

Our Mission

To diminish the frequency and impact of overdose death through community education, family support and purposeful advocacy. To combat the illegal use of prescription drugs and narcotics, as well as other abused substances.

What We Do


Find out about our organization, mission, our methods, and the results of our work.

Our Presentations

NOPE Hillsborough delivers high impact presentations to middle and high schools.

Take Action

Ready to take the next step? You can become a contributor to our cause, or participate yourself.

Journey to Healing Hearts.

This support group will meet in person (and offer a virtual option) for the October 9, 2021 meeting. The physical meeting location is NEW and the start time of 10 am is NEW. Please email togetheragain@earthlink.net to receive the physical location address or the ZOOM invitation if you are not comfortable meeting in person.

NOPE of Hillsborough is proud to offer a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one or friend to any drug or alcohol-related incident. Members come together to share their experiences of how they cope with the grief they carry from their loss. We exist to lend support – no one should walk alone with their grief. The group is non-professional and free to participants.


 The October 9th meeting will be in person (with a virtual option as well). The location for the meeting is NEW and the start time of 10 am EST is NEW! Please email us at togetheragain@earthlink.net to get the address of the new location or to receive the invitation link for ZOOM.

What You Can Do

Visit the Nope Of Hillsborough calendar of events page to see what we are doing next in our efforts to diminish death by overdose within our communities.

Get Help Today

We have a variety of resources in place to help both those dealing with drug-alcohol use or addiction and those who are friends or family members in support of them.