Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, Street Corner Symphony, Forte, Eleventh Hour, Speakers, Vendors, Courthouse Square and planning committee for your commitment to the success of our biggest event of the year. 


Stay tuned for pics and followup information. 

For more information:

Lori Erion 

Founder and Executive Director


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.

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 two 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 40 community partners were present as a resource to those affected by addiction. Over 1,000 people attended in 2015 reflecting a 200% increase! 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 3rd Annual FOA Rally 4 Recovery, taking place on August 28, 2016 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! 



Street Corner Symphony (SCS) is an acappella group based out of Nashville, Tennessee. They became internationally known in 2010 after becoming runners up on Season 2 of NBC's all vocal competition, The Sing-Off. 

Balloon Launch Song ~ Fix You

Also featuring Centerville High School acappella band FORTE
and Kettering High School acapella band ELEVENTH HOUR



Featuring Centerville High School acappella band FORTE


See last year's balloon launch here

date, time & location

Sunday, August 28, 2016

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  ~  Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery

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.


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

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


resource table registration – CLOSED

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. 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


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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