What actions can I take to help myself and others suffering from a vestibular disorder?
Your donation helps VeDA continue to provide information and support to countless vestibular patients and expand our advocacy efforts so we can help reduce diagnosis times and improve treatment outcomes. VeDA has been a 501(c)( 3) nonprofit organization since 1987, so your donation is tax-deductible, and every cent makes a difference!
By donating to VeDA you're joining a community of support - people who understand what it feels like to have a vestibular disorder. Donors receive a subscription to our quarterly newsletter, "On the Level" and access to an online forum called "Vestie Pals" where you can talk with people who can relate to what you're going through.
Hosting a fundraiser for VeDA can have an amazing impact because it increases awareness as well a raising funds! You can start a Facebook fundraiser or create a VeDA peer-to-peer fundraising page. Ask your friends and family to make a donation to VeDA in lieu of sending you a birthday gift. Host a dinner party. Sell baked goods at work and donate the proceeds. Get creative!
Participate in an event
Be part of a grassroots campaign that raises awareness about the challenges of living with a vestibular disorder. There are lots of fun ways you can make a difference, like creating a peer-to-peer fundraising page or entering the "Fiona Flamingo" photo contest. Learn more about Balance Awareness Week and Steps-2-Balance.
Support groups provide a unique and critical service: acceptance. VeDA maintains a list of vestibular support groups. If none exist in your area you may want to consider starting one of your own. VeDA can help by providing sample meeting outlines, topics, and promotional materials.
Research into vestibular disorders can help the medical profession understand more about what causes vestibular dysfunction and which treatments are most effective. If you would like to participate in a research study we recommend that you read, "What should I know about vestibular research" first. You can also learn more about specific research studies currently underway.
VeDA has partnered with V-Dac to make it easy for you to donate your car, truck, RV, or boat to VeDA. You can sign up online - V-Dac will even have your vehicle picked up from your home. If you have questions about this process feel free to contact VeDA directly at (800) 837-8428.