Our 2017 Skydive for Rising Above Addiction

We want to thank everyone who came out to the Skydive on September 17th. Even though the weather did not cooperate, we all made the best out of the day. We all got to spend the day together and celebrate recovery, while honoring and remembering those we have lost to this awful disease.



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Audrey Watt & University of Maryland students support Rising Above Addiction at the Annual Skydiving event!



Special thanks to Audrey Watt and the students from University of Maryland. Audrey, who lost her brother, organized a fundraising event in which the students participated in making and selling sandwiches, brownies, and other treats, raising over $1,000.00 for Rising Above Addiction!

A second special thanks goes to Shephard Pratt, who organized a gofundmepage, raising roughly $1,200.00 for Rising Above Addiction!

Those who signed up to jump were given the opportunity to reschedule. If you do jump later, please share your photos on our Facebook page!

Thank you again!


Check out our 1st Annual skydiving videos!

Learn more about the 2018 Annual Skydive!


We want to thank the women from What About Us for their sponsorship donation, to sponsor someone in recovery to take the skydiving leap! That donation was given to none other than our hardworking and community supporting Jesse Tomlin. Because we are so proud of you and all that you do – we cannot wait to see you be able to mark something off of your bucket-list and jump out of a plane! We couldn’t think of anyone more deserving.

Rising Above Addiction would like to give a special shout out to Rachael Dell. RAA would like to congratulate Rachael on her amazing success, her continued commitment, and her consistent determination on her journey of recovery. One year ago, RAA helped to get Rachael into treatment, and Rachael has continued to stay clean, work her program, speak out in the community, and has been an inspiration to many people. RAA will sponsor your skydive!

We also had a proposal at the skydiving event – Alan & Megan got engaged! So a quick shout out “congratulations” to our wonderful supporter, Tim Webber, and his daughter and her new fiance.