8th Annual FOA Rally 4 Recovery
For seven years in a row, the FOA Families of Addicts Rally 4 Recovery has been changing the conversation about addiction from problem to solution. In 2019, over 3,000 people attended and 72 community partners were present as a resource to those affected by addiction and living in recovery.
Our rally is planned by family members and is for anyone touched by addiction.
The 8th Annual Rally 4 Recovery hosted by FOA Families of Addicts will be held on:
August 29th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton.
NEW AGENDA THIS YEAR:
2 pm to 3 pm – Resource area and food trucks open prior to the rally program
3 pm to 6 pm – Rally program, resource area, food trucks
Thanking our Co-Sponsor: Mahajan Therapeutics
The purpose of the FOA Rally 4 Recovery is:
To unite the people and resources of the Miami Valley to:
Eliminate the stigma associated with addiction and mental health disorders
Educate about addiction & mental health disorders
Celebrate and show that recovery is possible and that it works!
Since 2/3 of American families are touched by addiction, this free event welcomes ANYONE to attend.
The event will include:
50 resource tables with information on treatment, recovery, and related support services (A numbered list will be published in the program for easy navigation)
Music by DJ Chuck "Mr. Vinegar", Speakers, Food Trucks, Raffle Drawing, Balloon Launch (Eco-friendly balloons, no strings or paper attached), TapSnap Photos, Hope and Memory Canvas signing, and more
A note on our theme for 2021: Maybe It's Time
We believe this is fitting for the challenging times we have experienced over the last year.
Sixx:A.M., the hard-rock group Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx formed in 2007, has teamed with a slew of famous faces for a new charity single, “Maybe It’s Time", which will raise money for people recovering from opioid abuse. The recording features Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, country artist Brantley Gilbert, Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody, Slash, members of Awolnation, and Bad Wolves’ Tommy Vext. In the song, the artists sing, “Maybe it’s time to heal, maybe it’s time to try, Maybe it’s time to deal with all the pieces in my life..."
This song will also be used for our signature balloon release event. We are excited and hope you are too!
2019 Rally Program Example
New FOA T-shirts for 2021-2022
All orders need to be placed by August 1st to be completed in time for the 8th Annual Rally
DJ Chuck – "Mr. Vinegar"
Person in long-term recovery and Tragedy to Triumph creator.
Aaron is living his dream working as a DJ at 96 Rock, as well as helping others in recovery through DeCoach Rehabilitation Centre as a regional director of community outreach.
Founder, FOA Families of Addicts
Recovery is possible!
Service and giving back in recovery
D Fish D Chicken
Jimmy's Italian Ice
Over 50 resource tables with information on treatment, recovery and related support services
A numbered list will be published in the program for easy navigation
The BIG Picture
Take part and be captured in the The BIG Picture
An aerial photo of the entire group to be shown as a visual sign of community strength and to reduce the stigma associated with addiction. Be a face and voice and help change the conversation.
Balloon Launch and Bands for Balloons
FOR ANYONE: Thousands of yellow, red, white
and green balloons will be released into the sky along with coordinating wristbands to symbolize YOUR personal place in addiction and recovery as an individual or a family.
Get your FREE Bands for Balloons wristband at the Bands for Balloons table
Yellow – Success in recovery
Red – Anyone still struggling
White – Gone and never forgotten
Green – Mental health recovery
$$ Several baskets will be raffled off valuing over $2500!
Visit the Raffle table by the fountain to purchase the winning ticket!
$1 each • Six for $5 • 15 for $10
Strolling Balloon Sculptor
Tap Snap Digital Photos
Free and get your own print too!
Canvas of Hope
Sign it for free!
$$ FOA t-shirts
In memory and In Honor banners at stage front. Donate in memory and in honor of your loved ones.
Three standard and one handicap units available at the event