Black Balloon Day Pays Tribute To Lives Lost To Addiction


By Kelly Burch

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Families and loved ones across the country are taking part in the growing Black Balloon movement which memorializes lives lost to addiction.

Diane Hurley, a Peabody, Boston resident, lost both her son-in-law, Greg, and her son, Sean, to overdoses. Hurley wanted to find a way to both memorialize the two men and remind people that drug addiction is a crisis.

Hurley, her son, and her two daughters hung black balloons outside of their homes on the first anniversary of Greg’s death. Greg was a father of four and 38 years old at…click here to continue reading