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.

Tweens and Teens: Drug Trends and Parenting Tips @ Pine Valley Middle School
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


The majority of  students in our schools are not abusing substances, but how do you know for sure that your child is among them?

Join us for a candid conversation about local drug trends and get parenting tips that can help your child successfully navigate drug free through their teen and young adult years.  Open to ALL SRVUSD and surrounding community parents.

Guest Speakers:

Moderator:  Jim Hansen, President, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Bill Clarkson, Mayor City of San Ramon

Rick Schmitt, Superintendent of San Ramon Valley Unified School District

Michelle Goldberg, School Resource Officer with San Ramon Police Department

April Rovero, Executive Director, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Linda Turnbull, Executive Director, Teen Esteem

Sponsored by:

Pine Valley Middle School PTA

National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

San Ramon Police Department

Contact Melanie Hansen/PTA for Questions or More Information:


Dose of Awareness 5K Walk and Health Expo @ Ygnacio Valley Park
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

3rd Annual “Dose of Awareness” 5K Walk and Health Expo
Sunday, March 26, 2017   1:00-3:30 PM

Ygnacio Valley Park   901 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA 94518

Join us for the 3rd Annual “Dose of Awareness” 5K Walk and Health Expo where you’ll walk in memory of thousands of Americans who have been lost to our national prescription drug abuse epidemic and honor those who are in recovery.

Mission:  Educate and equip youth and adults of all ages with information and resources that can help keep them safe and provide support they need for recovery.

Goal:  inspire and engage every Bay Area community member to join our fight to end prescription drug abuse and its potentially devastating consequences.

Registration Required:

Schedule: 1:00-3:30

1:00 – 3:30      Health Expo and Youth Activity Center Open

1:00-1:30        Registration Check In

1:30-1:45        Opening Remarks

                         Emcee:  Cheryl Jennings, ABC7/KGO News

                         April Rovero, Executive Director, NCAPDA

                         Timothy Grayson, CA State Assemblyman

                         Karen Mitchoff, Contra Costa County Supervisor

                         Laura Hoffmeister, Concord Mayor

                         Also Invited: 

                         Mark DeSaulnier, U.S. Congressman

1:45-2:30        5K Walk

2:30-3:00        Guest Speakers

                         Dan Peddycord, Contra Costa County Public Health Director

                         Stephen Buzzeo, DEA Diversion Program Manager

3:00-3:20        Loved Ones Tribute – Chaplain Nick Vleisides

3:20-3:30        Closing Remarks 

2018 Dose of Awareness Sponsors
Mar 25 all-day

NCAPDA would like to extend a HUGE thanks to our 2018 ‘Dose of Awareness’ 5K Walk/Health Expo Sponsors.

  • Addiction Treatment Alternatives (ATA)
  • Alameda/Contra Costa Medical Association
  • Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley
  • Al Loosli, M.D.
  • BAART Programs
  • Center for Open Recovery
  • Contra Costa Chiropractic District
  • Fog City Entertainment
  • John Muir Health
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Lock Med
  • Mothers With a Purpose
  • Nicole Gee Photography
  • ProTransport-1 Ambulance
  • Republic Services
  • RoSa Construction
  • San Ramon Insurance Agency
  • Sports Basement
  • USA Mobile Drug Testing of the East Bay



She’s All That Conference @ California High School
Mar 2 @ 9:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The 15th Annual She’s All That is a conference specially designed for girls 5th-8th grade with a separate option for parents. The day includes Keynote speaker, Expo, choice of 3 sessions, lunch, goodie backpack, and raffle. NCAPDA is providing two parent workshops, “Dose of Awareness – What Every Parent Needs to Know”.

Sponsored by the non-profit, Soroptimist International of San Ramon Valley. For workshop information, conference schedule and other details visit their website,

TEDx Talks DVHS @ Dougerty Valley Performing Arts Center
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a great evening of engaging presentations by students and community leaders from the San Ramon Valley area.  This is a free event, but please register so the student organizers know how many to expect. 

Guest Speakers and Topics:
  • Michelle Gachelin, Student, on the intolerance towards “foreigners”
  • Tristan Shaughnessy, Student, on the misperceptions about Russia and other countries
  • Ruhika Nandy, Student, on the interpretations of street art
  • Namrata Keskar, Student, on the Theory of Mind
  • Azine Davoudzadeh, School AP Computer Science teacher, on a long-term study of women in computer science
  • Andy Madeira, Eden Housing Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, on the merits of low-income housing
  • April Rovero, Founder of National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Use, on drug abuse among youth