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.

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 

National Rx Take Back Day @ Find a location near you:
Apr 28 @ 10:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Help ensure that unused, unwanted and expired medications sitting in your home medicine cabinet (or other place) don’t get taken and misused by a curious teen or drug-seeking adult.  Gather them up and drop them off during the DEA’s National Rx Take Back Day on 4/28 between 10-2pm (at most locations across the country). While you are there, check to see where you can drop off medications as you need to throughout the year.

Visit this website to see what drop off site is closest to you: 

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!

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