Thank you to our Co-sponsor Mahajan Therapeutics, and all of our sponsors, volunteers, Rising Son, Speakers, Vendors, Courthouse Square and planning committee for your commitment to the success of our biggest event of the year. 


Checks can be mailed to:

FOA Foundation

425 N. Findlay St.

Dayton, OH 45404


FOA is a non-profit 501c3 corporation. Please contact us if you need additional information.

For more information:

Lori Erion 

Founder and Executive Director


Please support our biggest event of the year!


We need caring community partners and individuals to be a part of making history with FOA!


For three years in a row the FOA Families of Addicts Rally 4 Recovery has been a huge success in changing the conversation about addiction from problem to solution. Last year, over 50 community partners were present as a resource to those affected by addiction. Over 1,500 people attended in 2016! FOA is unique because it provides support for the entire family and advocates for individuals to find their voice, which is key to eliminating the stigma associated with addiction.


We invite you to be our partner in this vital mission as a sponsor of FOA and our 4th Annual FOA Rally 4 Recovery, taking place on August 27, 2017 at the historical Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton. Your donation is tax deductible. More importantly, your support is critical to the individuals, families and friends who we serve, because FOA rebuilds families and transforms lives.


Please download our sponsorship brochure to see how FOA is impacting lives and how your sponsorship will benefit our organization, our mission and the community in which we live.


We hope to have your support for our biggest and best rally ever! 


date, time & location

Sunday, August 27, 2017

3:00 to 6:00 pm. Rain or shine.

Courthouse Square – Third & Main Streets, Dayton, OH 45422 



The FOA Rally goal is to unite the people and resources of the Miami Valley together to:

  • Eliminate the stigma associated with addiction & mental health disorders

  • Educate about addiction & mental health disorders

  • Celebrate and show that recovery is possible and that it works!


who should attend? 

ANYONE whose life has been touched by addiction and/or mental illness should attend and be a part of history in the making! FAMILIES, FRIENDS, INDIVIDUALS SEEKING AND THOSE IN LONG-TERM RECOVERY...We need your face & voice to be heard and seen to eliminate the stigma of addiction and mental health disorders.  We will show that there is strength in numbers. Join us In a show of solidarity and collective force in the Miami Valley! Together we can make a difference for the 22 million Americans with addiction, stand up for the 23 million more in recovery, and urgently act to save the 350 lives lost each day.

the line-up

  • Music  

  • Guest Speakers

  • The BIG PIC 

  • Balloon Launch 

  • Resource Tables

  • Raffle

  • TapSnap Digital Photo Booth
    View last year's Tapsnap album here

  • Canvas of hope and memories

  • Food Trucks 


Join the Voices for Recovery  ~  Strengthen Families and Communities

Volunteer Registration

Many people over the last months have said "I want to help, what can I do?" 


Please register below to show your area of interest, receive updates on details and get plugged in.

FOA 2016 FOA Rally lead volunteer team

We need volunteers for the following areas on the day of the rally:


  • Help at any of our tables (main, balloon, raffle, water, canvas of hope etc.)

  • Set up 

  • Tear down 

  • Greeters 

  • BIG Picture event (help gathering attendees together and in place for the BIG picture)

  • Balloon Launch event (direct attendees to balloon table and explain process) 

  • Photograhers

  • Videographers



Due to limited space and time available for the attendees to visit the resources in attendance, sponsors will receive VIP access to table location and availability. Level of sponsorship determines best location and availability (50 total resources can be accommodated). 


An early sponsorship pledge not only ensures your table registration before spots fill, but helps FOA to host an important event that celebrates recovery and raises awareness in the Miami Valley. 

CLICK HERE for SPONSORSHIP Brochure and Form


The Miami Valley has many valuable support services for families and individuals. The FOA rally is a great place to let our community know how you help and that you support our mission.

Please click the links below to receive information on VIP Sponsor Table and Standard Table Registration. 



General information
  • Participation is FREE to organizations that will not take in any sales. Donations are appreciated, but not necessary. 

  • A fee of $25 is required in advance for organizations that will take in sales (subject to FOA board approval)

  • One table and two chairs will be supplied (bring your own canopies and be sure to weight it down - ground is concrete, no grass)

  • Temporary loading and unloading is permitted from vehicle on the square – vehicle must be moved to street for parking 

  • Sponsors receive prime table location

  • Resource table participants must be set up and ready no later than 2:30 pm

  • The registration form contains additional important information


2017 Rally Music by RISING LIFE

"Rising Life's new album is just, well, the best way I can put it, it is on another level, their songwriting went beyond that pro place everyone in the industry hopes to get too. Every song gets stuck in your head."


- Mike Casteel - Outlaw country legend during an interview

Rising Life is more than just music.

It is a husband and wife duo with a mission and a purpose....

 See more about Rising Life Band here

Balloon Launch Song


See last year's balloon launch here

Thanking our Sponsors

FOA is honored and would like to thank our committed sponsors for believing in our mission;
we could not do this without you! We are continually updating our sponsors.



FOA apparel and accessories

FOA Custom-made Bracelet ~ $10

For every bracelet sold, a $3 donation will be made to FOA!! Get yours in time to wear at the rally. If you are unble to attend the rally because you live too far away or have other committments, show your support by making a purchase and wearing on rally day. Post all your pics on our Facebook page on August 28! OTHER ITEMS TO CHOOSE FROM

New Grow 2 Live FOA T-shirt
$12 (S-XL)  $15 (2XL-4XL)

Grow 2 live FOA t-shirt.! PRE-ORDER for RALLY DAY! For those who can't make it to a meeting to purchase your t-shirt, email here for instructions on receiving your t-shirt for rally day! Let's see how many FOA shirts we can get in one BIG Picture!  


Crew neck and V-neck available in adult sizes Small to 4x 


related events

September is National Recovery Month with many various recovey related events. In fact, the day after our rally is Overdose Prevention Day. Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use issues and celebrate the people who recover. The following is a list of several events that will have a significant impact on our communites concerning addiction awareness and recovery. 


If you would like your event added to our page, email Jenn LaDu.

September 17, 2016 ~ 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (EDT)

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