Love is Louder music fest in Branford raises awareness of drug addiction

Branford, Connecticut - Saturday, August 31, 2019: David Paradise of Branford and his son Reign Paradise, 4, sway to the music during the "LOVE IS LOUDER" family friendly music festival Saturday on the Branford Green during National Overdose Awareness Day. The fundraising event, organized by Smile Anyway, a Branford-based organization that provides supportive resources for individuals affected by drug addiction hosts 9 band, and includes food trucks and drug addiction awareness program information. The goal of Smile Anyway fundraising is to build a Resource Recovery Community Center for the Shoreline and is dedicated to breaking the stigma of people in recovery while offering advocacy and supportive services to those in recovery and their families.