Steps-2-Balance

steps-2-balance

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

Between now and Steps-2-Balance Week, May 16-22, 2021, VeDA will share 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.

Julie S., 2021 Steps-2-Balance Ambassador

Flamingos are masters of balance — something every vestibular patient strives for! 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 and undergoing 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.”

 

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!

Make vestibular visible by sporting a t-shirt, water bottle, or other merchandise from the Steps-2-Balance Store.

 

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!