Rally in the Valley
SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, May 17,
2020 12pm-5pm| ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem, Pa
A free music festival to celebrate recovery as a community concept, Rally in the Valley brings light to the many strengths that accompany a recovering lifestyle. We join together to offer hope and demonstrate vibrancy in our community’s revitalization through great music, dynamic speakers, good food, fun family activities
Meet Our Muscians
Learning to be able to live our new found lives in sobriety and still maintain our passion for music. Wycked Sober started as friends in recovery who simply love music just jamming together.
Matt Butler is a folk artist,
Philadelphia Funk Authority
Specializing in getting the crowd out on the dance floor with the best soul, R&B, funk, dance and party music from the past 40 years, PFA is a group of dedicated, experienced and professional musicians ready to provide you with the perfect entertainment.
Joe Miralles Duo
As an accomplished percussionist, Hector Rosado has toured with the best in the business. He has traveled nationwide and around the world. In addition to performing, Hector has recorded for Warner Bros. and created tracks for “Video Jams” as seen on the BET network. When it comes to Latin Percussion, Hector Rosado is the first name uttered from the lips of professional Latin Musicians.
Author of American Fix
Serves as an outreach lead and recovery advocate for Facing Addiction, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending the addiction crisis in America. He has worked with multiple non-profits across the country and served in a staff capacity for various political campaigns. A former White House staffer, HAMPTON has recovered from 10 years of active opioid use. He is a leading voice in America’s rising recovery movement. His interviews have appeared on NPR and HLN, and in Forbes, Slate, the Wall Street Journal, and others. He lives in California.
Founder of Adventure Recovery
Tim Walsh is an outdoor educator and recovery professional, with more than 20 years of experience leading programs for young adults, adolescents, and families. Tim has spent decades cultivating his expertise in program
Gillian A Beauchamp MD
LVHN · Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology
Dr. Gillian A Beauchamp is an emergency physician, toxicologist, and MAT specialist in Allentown. She graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2010, and went on to train in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Addiction Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, and the Oregon Health & Sciences University. Her passion, as well as her research, clinical, and education focus is working on medical and community solutions that support recovery.
PA Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Department
Jen Smith has led the department’s focus on strengthening Pennsylvania’s drug and alcohol treatment landscape by increasing drug take-back opportunities, launching Pennsylvania’s Get Help Now Hotline, expanding access to naloxone in communities around Pennsylvania, led collaborations with the PA Department of Health to release guidelines for “warm handoffs” that help overdose survivors transition into substance use disorder treatment, and award Pennsylvania’s Coordinated Medication Assisted Treatment Centers to expand access to medication-assisted treatment.
Transportation is available from surrounding counties. Sign up today to get your seat.
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History of Rally in the Valley
Video of 2015 Unite to Face Addition Rally
2015 Unite to Face Addiction Rally
Rally in the Valley was inspired by the Unite to Face Addiction Rally in Washington DC. Our founders, Chris Jacob
2015-2016 – Outreach and Planning Commence
Bethlehem Recovery Center welcomed us to their space and remains our home base to this day.
Rally in the Valley Inspiration Video
2017 – Demonstrating Hope
Thanks to an amazing group of individuals and funding from County Service Agencies and Treatment Providers, the first Rally in the Valley was held at Cedar Crest College on May 20, 2017.
With advertising support on radio and billboards and tremendous outreach by the committee which opened up a dialogue of recovery, approximately 600 people came to demonstrate hope, strength and miracles.
2018 – Caring Across Communities
On May 19,
2019 – Strength in Recovery
We are honored by the participation and support of Rally in the Valley. You helped us inspire people across the region who are directly and indirectly affected by addiction.
On the day of the event over 4,000 people demonstrated and witnessed that recovery from substance use disorder is possible, attractive, and strengthens our community as a whole. People in recovery have fun and embrace life.
Radio broadcasts, newspaper articles, and television news featured Rally in the Valley and shed a positive light on the power of recovering people and helped remove the stigma associated with addiction.
With support from the Lehigh Valley County Drug and Alcohol Administration we were able to provide transportation to the event from 11 surrounding counties. Lehigh Valley Health Network provided Narcan and CPR training and held many conversations in order to decrease the stigma surrounding addiction. Rally in the Valley was able to provide numerous opportunities for volunteers. Many came as clients of treatment centers, residents at recovery homes, and drug court participants fulfilling community service commitments. Leaders from family support programs helped parents identify early indicators of substance use and encouraged them to seek resources and support as needed. Treatment providers, social service agencies, county authorities, peer support and faith groups came together in a collaborative effort to educate and inspire people on the many pathways that lead to a fulfilling recovery lifestyle.
Where it’s At
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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