date, time & location

Sunday, August 30, 2015

3:00 to 5:30 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:

  • Raise awareness about substance use disorders

  • Eliminate the stigma associated with addiction

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


who should attend? 

ANYONE whose life has been touched by addiction 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 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

BE A FACE & VOICE. Your story has power. You are not alone. 


  • Officials and Guest Speakers

  • BIG PICTURE of Recovery

  • Balloon Launch

  • Resource Tables

  • Raffle

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

  • Canvas of hope and memories

  • Food Trucks (McNasty's, Dog for Dogs, TJ's Sweets)

  • Music - Kill the Epidemic with Johnny Baxter and Kevin Howard

volunteer registration  CLOSED

Many people over the last months have said "I want to help, what can I do?" HERE'S YOUR CHANCE! 

If you would like to be a part of the planning committee, email Tim Logan for additional information.

Also visit our facebook event page for FOA-C meetings held on 1st and 3rd Mondays for details. 

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

Please state amount of time you would like to volunteer for and if you are interested in set up and/or tear down in the ADDITONAL INFO area.


We need volunteers for the following areas (your interest) on the day of the rally:


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

  • Set up (arrive at noon)

  • Tear down (starts at 5:30)

  • Greeters (pass out agendas, lead attendees to balloon table)

  • 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

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resource table registration

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 register below to reserve your space and receive updates on details. 


General information
  • Participation is FREE to organizations that will not take in any sales

  • 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)

  • Bottled water will be available free of charge for table participants

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

  • Sponsors receive prime table location, first come, first serve thereafter

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

  • Electric available in some of the locations – note this in the "Additional Info"box on the form below. Bring extension cord

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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.



Project C.U.R.E.
Children's Emergency Services

(& Private Donor)
R.A.N.G.E. Task Force 

First Choice Disposal

Beavercreek Rental

Montgomery County ADAMHS

Ohio Addiction Recovery Center



Heartfelt thanks for your support!

Thank you for your support!

1st Annual FOA Rally 4 Recovery 

photo albums

Tapsnap Photo Album

FOA Facebook Photo Album






FOA videos

Overview video

Live United Video

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 30!

New Grow 2 Live FOA T-shirt ~ $12 

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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