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5th Anniversary Special Edition FOA Rally 4 Recovery

For four years in a row the FOA Families of Addicts Rally 4 Recovery has been changing the conversation about addiction from problem to solution. Last year over 2,200 people attended and 50 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 5th Annual Rally 4 Recovery hosted by FOA Families of Addicts will be held on: 

August 26th from 3:00 –6:00 pm at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton.

Recovery Works Healing Center is our co-sponsor.

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 Rising Life Band, Speakers, Food Trucks, Raffle Drawing, Balloon Launch (Eco friendly balloons, no strings or paper attached), TapSnap Photos, Hope and Memory Canvas signing and more



5th Anniversary We the PEOPLE t-shirts for 2018 and 2019


Purchase your Special Edition We the PEOPLE t-shirt 

All orders need to be placed by August 13th to be completed in time for the 5th Annual Rally

Narcan Training before and after the rally

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Narcan Training will be offered before and after the FOA rally this year. The trainings will be held at The Collaboratory, 33 N Main St, Dayton, OH 45402. This space is located on the Dayton Courthouse Square corridor between CVS and Key Bank.




Jay Dot Wright

Closing Appearance



Scotty Mays

Comedian and person in long-term recovery

Dan Edwards

Local personality and Owner at D J Edwards Group


Lori Erion

Founder, FOA Families of Addicts

Richard Confer

Founder and Rally Co-Sponsor, Recovery Works Healing Center, LLC


Ryan Hampton

#VoicesProject Founder, American Fix Author, Facing Addiction

$$  American Fix (not yet released in stores) will be available to purchase

at the Barnes & Noble table near the stage 

Brandon Novak

Dreamseller Author • Jackass Star • Pro Skateboarder

$$  The Brandon Novak Chronicles (not yet released in stores) will be available to purchase

at the Banyan Treatment Center table in the resource area 




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. 

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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



Raffle Drawing

$$ 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

Free Bottled Water 

$$  A donation of $5 or more will get you an awesome cooling towel too!

Face Painting 

Donations appreciated


Tap Snap Digital Photos 

Free and get your own print too! 

Canvas of Hope

Sign it for free! 

Text to Give

Located next to the Face Painting table.

$$  Donate $10 or more to FOA and receive the cutest mini FOA bear ever!

Text to Give donation must be submitted at the rally. Cash accepted. 

Books for Sale

$$  Ryan Hampton's book​ American Fix  (not yet released)

$$ Brandon Novak's book The Brandon Novak Chronicles (not yet released)

Stuff for Sale

$$  FOA t-shirts, Various resources will have items for sale.  

Celebrate Life Banners

In memory and In Honor banners at stage front. Take a look!

Porta Potties

Three standard and one handicap units available at the event


4th Annual Rally 4 Recovery Photos

2017 Professional Rally Photos
by Andy Grimm
2017 Professional Rally Photos
by Bill Franz
2017 Professional Rally Photos
by Shelby Logan