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8th Annual FOA Rally 4 Recovery

For seven years in a row, the FOA Families of Addicts Rally 4 Recovery has been changing the conversation about addiction from problem to solution. In 2019, over 3,000 people attended and 72 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 8th Annual Rally 4 Recovery hosted by FOA Families of Addicts will be held on: 

August 29th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton.


2 pm to 3 pm – Resource area and food trucks open prior to the rally program
3 pm to 6 pm – Rally program, resource area, food trucks 

Thanking our Co-Sponsor: Mahajan Therapeutics 

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 DJ Chuck "Mr. Vinegar", Speakers, Food Trucks, Raffle Drawing, Balloon Launch (Eco-friendly balloons, no strings or paper attached), TapSnap Photos, Hope and Memory Canvas signing, and more

Sponsor and Giving Opportunites

A note on our theme for 2021: Maybe It's Time

We believe this is fitting for the challenging times we have experienced over the last year.

Sixx:A.M., the hard-rock group Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx formed in 2007, has teamed with a slew of famous faces for a new charity single, “Maybe It’s Time", which will raise money for people recovering from opioid abuse. The recording features Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, country artist Brantley Gilbert, Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody, Slash, members of Awolnation, and Bad Wolves’ Tommy Vext. In the song, the artists sing, “Maybe it’s time to heal, maybe it’s time to try, Maybe it’s time to deal with all the pieces in my life..."


This song will also be used for our signature balloon release event. We are excited and hope you are too!


2019 Rally Program Example
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New FOA T-shirts for 2021-2022

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Purchase your t-shirt here

All orders need to be placed by August 1st to be completed in time for the 8th Annual Rally



DJ Chuck – "Mr. Vinegar"


Closing Appearance



Aaron Laine

Person in long-term recovery and Tragedy to Triumph creator.

Aaron is living his dream working as a DJ at 96 Rock, as well as helping others in recovery through DeCoach Rehabilitation Centre as a regional director of community outreach.


Lori Erion

Founder, FOA Families of Addicts


Mahajan Therapeutics


J.D. Vance

Author of Hillbilly Elegy

Family Perspective

Amy Parker

Recovery is possible!

Kyle Shaw

Founder, Whole Truth Ministries

Service and giving back in recovery



Claybourne Grille
Hearts Hotdogs

Lumpia Queen

D Fish D Chicken
D Sweets

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

Water Truck 

Face Painting 

Donations appreciated

Strolling Balloon Sculptor


Tap Snap Digital Photos 

Free and get your own print too! 

Canvas of Hope

Sign it for free! 

Maybe It's Time T-shirts for Sale

$$  FOA t-shirts 

Celebrate Life Banners

In memory and In Honor banners at stage front. Donate in memory and in honor of your loved ones. 


Three standard and one handicap units available at the event

Fun stuff
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