2nd Annual Dave’s Memorial Run Featured Addiction Prevention Message
PA State Sen. Pam Iovino and PA State Rep. Jason Ortitay Attended
Pittsburgh, PA, October 22, 2019 … Family and friends of Dave Zamule gathered in Oakdale on October 19 for the Second Annual Dave’s Memorial Run (”Run”) to create awareness and fund programs to prevent addiction. Nearly 200 runners and walkers were on hand to support the Zamule family, which organized the event to create awareness and engage in opioid prevention after the death of Dave Zamule in 2017 due to a drug overdose.
PA State Sen. Pam Iovino addressed the participants, noting that she had recently held an Addiction Symposium in her district. She stated, “I am deeply committed to working on the issue of addiction. This disease affects every demographic regardless of their position in life, their education, their race or their age.” She praised the Zamule family for organizing the event and thanked the participants for their attendance.
PS State Rep. Jason Ortitay also attended, competing as a runner, to show his support for the effort to prevent addiction.
Liz Zamule, Dave’s mother, expressed gratitude to the participants, sponsors and volunteers for their energy. She noted, “On behalf of our family, I want you to know how much we appreciate your support for this event. Dave would be amazed to see this turnout and to know that good work to prevent addiction is being done in his name. Along with Dave’s father, Greg, and our entire family, thank you for being here today and we’ll see you next year.”
The beneficiaries of the event are Pittsburgh-based Familylinks, which provides addiction prevention, recovery, treatment and support services, and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.