This month, RAYSAC will be holding the first ever, Elevate Your Vibe Fest! The event will take place May 11, 2019 from 10am-3pm in Wasena Park. Its purpose is to promote alternative wellness options for managing pain, sadness, boredom, and anxiety. Due to the increasing rates of substance abuse, RAYSAC wants to introduce alternative highs to the community so that they may find creative and healthy ways to enjoy a meaningful, productive and satisfying quality of life.


Research has proven  that participation in hobbies, physical activities, or passions that do not involve alcohol or drugs, can decrease opportunity for boredom, reduce stress, build connection and aid in breaking bad habits.*

We are excited to connect Roanoke Valley residents to local organizations and/or businesses that inspire lifestyles driven by healthy interests. Our hope is that you might find a new passion, a new hobby, or simply a new way to deal with pain and the unpredictability of life. 

The Elevate Your Vibe Fest has partnered with over 35 vendors which include: outdoor adventure, pets, massage, meditation, dance, nutrition, aromatherapy, acupuncture, running, gardening, and much more. There will be plenty of activities, food, raffle prizes and stage performances for all to enjoy.

Please come out to Wasena Park on May 11th for a jam packed day of fun and learning. In the event of any weather related issues, the make-

up date for the event will be held on May 18th; same place, same time!

Check out and our Facebook page to learn more about the event and vendors.

Important Dates: Elevate Your Vibe — May 11, 2019 from 10am to 3pm •  Next RAYSAC Steering Committee Meeting — June 13, 2019 from 4:00pm—5:30pm  at Williamson Rd. Library.

*Reference: SAMHSA/CSAT. Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse. Rockville, MD: National Center for Biotechnology Information;1999.