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Fiona Flamingo Photo Contest

meet fiona flamingo!Fiona Flamingo

Flamingos are masters of balance - something vestibular patients strive for! Fiona Flamingo is VeDA's Balance Awareness Week Ambassador. We hope she will travel the world with you raising awareness about vestibular disorders.

Take Fiona Flamingo with you...

...to work, school, the park, a concert, hiking, biking, or just sitting in a coffee shop. Have a party and get all your friends together to flaunt Fiona Flamingo!

Take a picture and post it publicly on your social media pages with the hashtags #FionaFlamingo and #BalanceAwarenessWeek with a message about why raising awareness for vestibular disorders is important to you (sample messages below).

How to win:

Share your photo publicly* on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #FionaFlamingo and #BalanceAwarenessWeek and email your photo to [email protected] by September 18th.

*Note: you must make your post "public" and not just share with friends for your photo to be accessible to the judging committee.

Have fun with it!

Here are some ideas for a winning photo:

  • Cut out the Fiona Flamingo on this sheet (pdf) and take a selfie with it – try a flamingo pose or pink accessories!
  • Take a group photo! The more, the merrier. Bonus points if everyone in the photo has their own Fiona Flamingo!
  • Head to the zoo and take pictures of real-life flamingos!
  • Got any of those plastic lawn flamingos? PERFECT opportunity.
  • Your imagination is the limit!

Sample messages:

Facebook
  • As many as 35% of adults aged 40 years or older have experienced some form of vestibular dysfunction and I am one of them. Vestibular disorders result when disease or injury affects those parts of the inner ear and brain that control balance and spatial orientation. Visit https://vestibular.org to learn more. #FionaFlamingo and #BalanceAwarenessWeek
  • I have a vestibular disorder that has dramatically affected my life. I learned to cope with the help of the VeDA. Many people go months or years without getting help. I want to make sure no one suffers alone by helping @vestibulardisorders raise awareness during #BalanceAwarenessWeek! #FionaFlamingo
Twitter
  • Dizziness+imbalance+vertigo=vestibular disorder. Learn more: https://vestibular.org. #FionaFlamingo #BalanceAwarenessWeek @vestibularveda
  • Vertigo, dizziness & imbalance are debilitating. Simply standing can be a challenge. Learn more from @vestibularveda. #FionaFlamingo #BalanceAwarenessWeek
Instagram
  • Meet #FionaFlamingo! She's a pro at balancing on one foot, but many people with dizziness and balance disorders can barely stand on two feet! I'm raising awareness about vestibular disorders during #BbalanceAwarenessWeek. @vestibularveda Please share!
  • Did you know that a group of flamingos is called a flamboyance? #FionaFlamingo and I are raising awareness about the debilitating effects of vestibular disorders during #BalanceAwarenessWeek. @vestibularveda Learn more at https://vestibular.org.

2020 Winners

Element Physical Therapy with Fiona Flamingo
FYZICAL Indialantic with Fiona Flamingo

"Pixie"

submitted by Claudia Fernandez

Element Physical Therapy

FYZICAL Indialantic