Walk for the Love – A Walk Across America
Grand Portage residents Julie and Jess Koski and their two dogs left Acadia, Maine on July 7, 2023 toward their final destination in San Diego, California. A journey of 3,400 miles that they are traveling on foot, to raise awareness about accidental death due to opioid overdose–the leading cause of death in the United States for the past three years. WTIP will be checking in with the Koskis along the way, hearing tales from the road and learning more about opioid and drug use here in Cook County, and how harm reduction and access to Narcan can save lives. To learn more about their mission and follow along, visit walkforthelove.com.
This feature is produced by Staci Drouillard for WTIP North Shore Community Radio, with help from the Blandin Foundation.