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Rally for Recovery to bring together people with addition and recovery services

Rally for Recovery to bring together people with addition and recovery services (WKEF/WRGT)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – The 4th annual Rally for Recovery is set to bring together people with addition and recovery services on Courthouse Square Sunday.

Families of Addicts (FOA), the organization behind the event, started with just six people meeting in New Carlisle. They’ve now grown to expecting 3,000 to 5,000 people from around the Miami Valley at the event to take advantage of the resources.

FOA founder Lori Erion said that’s really a sign of just how many people are impacted by the opiate epidemic; not just people wanting recovery, but their families as well.

There will be booths with information on treatment facilities and support groups, and speakers include Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. You’ll also find raffles and giveaways at the event, as well as a balloon launch.

Erion said the goal is to break addiction stigmas and be the face and voice to help change the conversation of addition.

“This is our way of really united the Miami Valley with resources and education,” she said, “and really the faces and voices to really eliminate that stigma. We’ve been doing this for three years now; getting pretty good at it we feel, and really changing that conversation from problem to solution.

FOX 45 is a sponsor of the event, and will be there on Sunday. Free shuttles are also available from the RTA from parking lots around downtown to get to Courthouse Square.

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