Steps-2-Balance

steps-2-balance week

May 16-22, 2021

Flaminog BingoSteps-2-Balance Week is VeDA’s annual call to all “Vesties” — those living with vestibular dysfunction, their loved ones, healthcare providers, and support partners. It’s a week to celebrate the steps we are taking together on the journey to finding “Life Rebalanced.”

Between now and Steps-2-Balance Week, VeDA will be sharing the steps everyone can take together by playing FIONA FLAMINGO BINGO! It’s a FUN game of activities and exercises with many forms of movement that can help vestibular patients take steps toward improving their balance. Flamingos are masters of balance — something every vestibular patient strives for …

Julie S., 2021 Steps-2-Balance Ambassador

Like 2021 Steps-2-Balance Ambassador Julie S. Julie is excited about getting outside this spring and walking again aftering sustaining debilitating vestibular injuries in a car accident last year. Since finding VeDA, Julie has undergone months of vestibular rehabilitation:

“I knew that I needed to start taking walks as part of my vestibular therapy, but I was not feeling stable or safe enough to do so. With my new Urban Poling poles, I have progressed from taking a short walk up my driveway to being able to make two trips around the block! My treatments have included simple card games and physical activities as tolerated.”

You can also make “vestibular” visible and support VeDA by sporting a Steps-2-Balance t-shirt, water bottle, or other merchandise from the Steps-2-Balance Storefront. 

Who Can Participate in Steps-2-Balance?

  • ANYONE with a vestibular condition, their family, friends, loved ones, and support partners.
  • Healthcare professionals, please encourage your vestibular patients to participate.
  • VeDA Ambassadors, board members, and volunteers will also be along to provide support.

Why Participate?

  • It’s fun! Let’s celebrate the progress we make. Every step matters!
  • Let’s take steps forward together. No one should be alone on their journey to find “Life Rebalanced”!
  • Help those around us better understand the challenges vestibular patients face with balance. Help make vestibular visible!
  • By raising funds, you’ll help VeDA achieve its mission of supporting the global vestibular community. VeDA envisions a world where vestibular disorders are widely recognized, rapidly diagnosed, and effectively treated.
Sign up and start fundraising today! 

 

Fundraising Tips

Download this PDF for tips, sample emails, and other helpful resources to put the “fun” in your fundraising effort and help you reach your goal. We are so grateful to those who host a Steps-2-Balance personal fundraiser to benefit VeDA’s mission!

COVID-19 Considerations: The pandemic has made holding in-person events challenging. We encourage everyone to engage in their community virtually. To decrease your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people do not gather with others who do not live with you. Attending events and gatherings increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Please take all precautions to protect your health!

 

Special Thanks to Our Partner: Urban Poling!

Everyone who emails a photo of their bingo card to [email protected] will be entered into a drawing for a pair of ACTIVATOR℗ Poles by Urban Poling

Plus, everyone who raises $1,500 or more in the Steps-to-Balance fundraising campaign will receive a pair of Activator Poles!

Urban Poling donates a portion of its proceeds to support VeDA’s mission. Thank you, Urban Poling!