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6th Annual FOA Rally 4 Recovery

For five 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 3,000 people attended and 63 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 6th Annual Rally 4 Recovery hosted by FOA Families of Addicts will be held on: 

August 25th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton.

Highlighting Dayton Recovers and

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

2019 Rally Program
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New FOA T-shirts for 2019-2020


Purchase your t-shirt here 

All orders need to be placed by August 13th to be completed in time for the 6th Annual Rally



DJ Chuck

Austin Kinner

Closing Appearance



Scotty Mays

Comedian and person in long-term recovery

Connor Manson

Grandson of our Van Wert Co-Director impacted by addiction


Lori Erion

Founder, FOA Families of Addicts


Dayton Recovers


Casey Steckling

Dayton Recovers Founder

Daniel Puder

My Life My Power Founder

American social entrepreneur, retired professional wrestler and retired mixed martial artist. 

Luke Wollet

Former Kent State Football Star

Signed to the New Orleans Saints following the 2014 NFL Draft, Recovery Speaker,

Luke Wollet was a 3 time all-conference safety at Kent State who made it to the 2014 NFL draft.



Claybourne GRILLE
Sweets on the Streets
Hearts Hotdogs


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.
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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 

Face Painting 

Donations appreciated

Balloon Man


Tap Snap Digital Photos 

Free and get your own print too! 

Canvas of Hope

Sign it for free! 

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. Donate in memory and in honor of your loved ones. 

Porta Potties

Three standard and one handicap units available at the event

Fun stuff
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