Participation at public events is our primary method of creating prescription drug abuse awareness.

We offer the following event services:

  • Speaking engagements
  • Panel discussion participation
  • Middle and High School classroom presentations
  • Parent education activities

If you are interested in having us participate at one of your events, submit our service request form. Here are past and future events we are associated with.

Summer Block Party @ Walnut Creek Civic Park
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us to learn about lots of services available to Contra Costa County residents offered by Contra Costa County Departments and local organizations and agencies.  For full details, visit:


Raleigh Rally for Change 2018 @ Bicentennial Plaza
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us in Raleigh and thousands of others around the world who will be rallying on International Overdose Awareness Day to:

  • Remember our loved ones lost to overdose
  • Eliminate stigma
  • Support those who have lost someone to overdose
  • Learn how YOU can make a difference!


Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring, tabling and/or helping to promote our Raleigh Rally for Change event on August 31st.

Frankie Andrews:  336-326-5325 or

Randy Abbott: randy336-210-3711 or


Sacramento International Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Vigil @ State Capitol - West Side Steps
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a Candle Light Vigil on International Overdose Awareness Day on the west side steps of the California State Capitol to remember our lost loved ones and support those they left behind.

Wear T-shirts, bring signs and other remembrances of loved ones lost to America’s overdose epidemic.  Stand beside us as we rally with a united call for action that will help bring an end to this public health crisis.

No family is immune from addiction and the possibility of overdose. Help us to:

  • Remember those lost to overdose
  • Comfort those who have been left behind
  • Reduce the stigma associated with drug-related addiction and overdose deaths
  • Learn what YOU can do to make a difference!


FREE:  Guest Speakers – Music – Information Tables

Together we can bring the change that will save lives!

Town Hall Meeting: Opioid Awareness
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Hosted by the Alameda County Consumer Affairs Commission

Town Hall Meeting:  Opioid Awareness

Guest Speaker:  April Rovero, Executive Director of NCAPDA

Learn what you need to know to help keep you, your family and friends safe from potential harmful downstream affects of painkillers and other opioids as well as other potentially addictive and dangerous medications.

We’ll explore America’s opioid addiction and overdose epidemic, it’s origins and impact, the impact on families, communities and our nation and what can be done to help turn around what has become the worst drug epidemic in American history.

RSVP at or by telephone at (510) 230-1778.


Troy’s 4th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament & Pig Roast @ Rich Valley Golf
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for an amazing day of golf and pig roast to memorialize Troy Weierbach and raise awareness about the dangers of abusing/misusing prescription drugs.  Proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA).

$70 for Golf Tournament and Pig Roast

$20 for Pig Roast Only

All Contributions are Welcome!

Request registration form from NCAPDA at

FED UP! ARTful Advocacy @ 1st Congregational Church of Christ
Oct 6 @ 5:00 am – 8:30 am

Spend the weekend with us!  Attend our first ever ARTful Advocacy event where we will address our nation’s opioid crisis through various art forms, including film, music, dance and fine art.  More to be announced, but featured artists at this point include:

Catherine Martin      Manny Mendez     Julie Turner

Register early as participant capacity is limited! 

Join us on the next afternoon on October 7th for our annual FED UP! Rally, where thousands of will gather to:

Network – Advocate – Honor Our Lost Loved Ones

We’ll end our rally with a march to the White House to voice our demand for immediate, coordinated and sustained action from our Federal government to end this public health crisis.


2018 FED UP! Washington D.C. Events @ Washington D.C.
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 8:30 pm

We’re FED UP! and we’re calling for immediate,  comprehensive and sustained Federal action to end the epidemic of opioid related addiction and overdose deaths.

Join us for three events in Washington D.C. over Columbus Day weekend.  Immerse yourself in various art forms connected to our opioid epidemic at our ARTful Advocacy event in the evening on 10/6.  The next morning, we’ll demonstrate in front of the Sackler Gallery on the National Mall in protest of the family that has become wealthy from the sale of their killer drug, OxyContin.

Join us in the afternoon on 10/7 for the biggest rally of its kind in 2018 where thousands of Americans will be demanding action, not just words, from our Federal government to end our nation’s opioid epidemic.  Network with others battling for lives in this space and participate in an evening vigil to remember and celebrate our lost loved ones.  We’ll all end the evening with our Opioid March to the White House and a call-to-action closing.

Register for all three events by visiting:

Space is limited to 275 for the ARTful Advocacy Event, so book soon!

National Rx Take Back Day
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Time to clean out your medicine cabinets and properly dispose of expired and unwanted medications.  Go to to find your nearest take back site.

@ California High School
Nov 13 @ 5:48 pm – Nov 14 @ 6:48 pm

NCAPDA will be presenting to 9th grade health class students at California High School.  Not open to the public.

Amazon Smile Holiday Giving @ NCAPDA On-Line Donations
Nov 26 @ 8:23 pm – Dec 31 @ 9:23 pm

Shop on and select the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA) as your charity of choice.  NCAPDA will then receive a donation from Amazon for each of your purchases on Cyber Monday and beyond.  Almost everything you’re looking for can be found on Amazon Smile’s website vs. and it won’t cost you a penny extra.  You’ll be supporting NCAPDA’s vital educational programs that are saving lives from prescription drug related impacts.  Thank you!