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Patients 

Here's how you can make "Vestibular" visible: 

  1. Share VeDA’s social media posts.
  2. Post about your vestibular journey on your social media pages.
  3. Take a picture with Fiona Flamingo, post it on social media and tag VeDA.
  4. Purchase a Balance Awareness Week t-shirt. 
  5. Host a local event (ask us about handouts and infographics you can use).
  6. Ask friends and family to make a donation in your honor to support VeDA’s patient education programs and advocacy efforts.

Below are some templates you can use to share your story with friends and family.

Personalize, personalize, PERSONALIZE!  Tell your story so everyone understands how much this disorder has impacted you. They probably know less than you think. And don’t forget, everyone likes pictures too!

NEED HELP? Feel free to contact Michelle Eyres, Development Manager, with any questions, problems, or just to update us on your progress. We’d love to hear from you! 800.837.8428 or [email protected]

EMAIL | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

Hi!

I am emailing you about my vestibular disorder and the Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA). What, you might be asking, is a “vestibular”? Well . . . .

The word “vestibular” means relating to your inner ear, brain, and sense of balance. You might have experienced the awkward, sometimes even scary feeling, when you momentarily lose your balance. Maybe it’s taking a wrong step or getting motion sickness aboard a jostling boat or that nauseating, head-spinning sensation after one too many alcoholic beverages. Eventually your balance comes back and life moves on.

This is not the case for the over 69 million Americans (and me!) who suffer from the mostly invisible and frequently debilitating symptoms of chronic imbalance associated with a vestibular disorder. >> [INSERT YOUR PERSONAL STORY AND PHOTO HERE]

Whether it comes on gradually over time or all of a sudden, bouts of dizziness, vertigo, and nausea can make many of life’s more routine tasks virtually intolerable. Just try getting a good night’s sleep with a high-pitched ringing in your ear. Or try to focus on something as everything around you appears to be spinning. For those living with a vestibular condition, everyday life becomes a progressively challenging obstacle course to navigate.

[INSERT YOUR PERSONAL LINK TO YOUR PEER-2-PEER PAGE]

That’s why VeDA pioneered Balance Awareness Week back in 1997; to come together each year and shine a light on these otherwise invisible balance disorders. If the general public is more aware, then it can better understand and be empathetic to those who need support the most—our family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. While many of these balance disorders are incurable, faster and more accurate diagnosis, along with effective coping strategies, can greatly improve quality of life. Join us this September for Balance Awareness Week, and together we can pave the way toward restoring a life rebalanced.

Thanks,

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

Dear Editor,

Balance Awareness Week is the Vestibular Disorder Association’s (VeDA) annual weeklong campaign to broaden the awareness and understanding of balance-related vestibular conditions.

While most people may not be familiar with the word “vestibular”—relating to your inner ear, brain, and sense of balance—many of us have likely experienced the awkward, sometimes even scary feeling, when we momentarily lose our balance. Maybe it’s taking a wrong step or getting motion sickness aboard a jostling boat or that nauseating, head-spinning sensation after one too many alcoholic beverages. Eventually our balance comes back and life moves on.

This is not the case for the over 69 million Americans who suffer from the mostly invisible and frequently debilitating symptoms of chronic imbalance associated with a vestibular disorder. [INSERT YOUR PERSONAL vestibular diagnosis story here. Be brief. What is most moving to your reader is how the disorder has impacted your life.]

Whether it comes on gradually over time or all of a sudden, bouts of dizziness, vertigo, and nausea can make many of life’s more routine tasks virtually intolerable. Just try getting a good night’s sleep with a high-pitched ringing in your ear. Or try to focus on something as everything around you appears to be spinning. For those living with a vestibular condition, everyday life becomes a progressively challenging obstacle course to navigate.

In September, VeDA is calling for the vestibular community far-and-wide to come together and amplify a collective rally cry for public support. The goal is to make “vestibular” a household name, so patients can be more rapidly diagnosed, effectively treated, and gain the empathetic care they need from friends, family, and co-workers. And by working together, we can advance the funding, research, and policymaking needed to positively impact the lives of thousands living life without balance.

Thank you for printing my letter and bringing light to this condition.

Patient Communication Toolkit PDF Download

Healthcare Providers 

Here's how you can make "Vestibular" visible: 

  1. Share VeDA’s social media posts.

  2. Post about your vestibular healthcare practice on your social media pages.

  3. Take a picture of your team with Fiona Flamingo, post it on social media and tag VeDA.

  4. Purchase a Balance Awareness Week t-shirt.

  5. Host a local event (ask us about handouts and infographics you can use).

  6. Ask friends, family, patients and employees to make a donation to support VeDA’s patient education programs and advocacy efforts.

  7. Below are some templates you can use to promote Balance Awareness Week (BAW).

Personalize, personalize, personalize! Tell everyone why you care for vestibular patients and how much this disorder has impacted your patients. And don’t forget, everyone likes pictures!

NEED HELP? Feel free to contact Michelle Eyres, Development Manager, with any questions, feedback, or just to update us. We’d love to hear from you! 800.837.8428 | [email protected]

>>Download the Professional Member Badge and BAW Logo.

FACEBOOK POST | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

#BalanceAwarenessWeek is the Vestibular Disorder Association’s (VeDA) annual week-long campaign to broaden the awareness and understanding of balance-related vestibular conditions. As a supporter of vestibular patients, I see the profound impacts these disorders have on people. [Insert 1-2 sentences about why this is important to you.] Please, will you help me make vestibular visible by sharing this post and making a donation to VeDA, whose patient education and advocacy programs have had life-changing impacts on millions of people with dizziness and imbalance. Thank you!

{Insert your P2P donate URL or vestibular.org/give}

TWITTER POST | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

Help make vestibular visible during #BalanceAwarenessWeek. Learn about the life-altering impacts of dizziness and imbalance and get help at https://vestbular.org.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

Dear Editor,

IMAGINE LIVING LIFE WITHOUT BALANCE.

No really. Close your eyes and stand on one foot. It’s hard right? Now imagine having that same disorienting feeling on two feet, and with your eyes open. Balance is something most of us take for granted. It’s automatically hardwired into our bodies at birth, evolving and adapting as we grow and age. While basic balance is innate, some are able to perfect or even master balance through exercise and practice. But we don’t often think about our balance—until of course, we lose it.

While most people may not be familiar with the word “vestibular”—relating to your inner ear, brain, and sense of balance—many have likely experienced the awkward, sometimes even scary feeling, when we momentarily lose our balance. Maybe it’s taking a wrong step or getting motion sickness aboard a jostling boat or that nauseating, head-spinning sensation after one too many alcoholic beverages. Eventually, our balance comes back and life moves on.

This is not the case for the over 69 million Americans who suffer from the mostly invisible and frequently debilitating symptoms of chronic imbalance associated with a vestibular disorder. Whether it comes on gradually over time or all of a sudden, bouts of dizziness, vertigo, and nausea can make many of life’s more routine tasks virtually intolerable.

That’s why VeDA pioneered Balance Awareness Week way back in 1997; to come together each year and shine a light on these otherwise invisible balance disorders. If we’re all more aware, then we can better understand and be empathetic to those who need our support the most—our patients, family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. While many of these balance disorders are incurable, faster and more accurate diagnosis, along with effective coping strategies, can greatly improve quality of life. Join us this September for Balance Awareness Week, and together we can pave the way toward restoring a life rebalanced.

[Insert a brief description of why you care for vestibular patients.]

Thank you for printing my letter.

 

Healthcare Provider Communications Toolkit PDF Download

Ambassadors

Here's how you can make "Vestibular" visible: 

  1. Share VeDA’s social media posts.

  2. Post about your vestibular journey on your social media pages.

  3. Take a picture with Fiona Flamingo, post it on social media and tag VeDA.

  4. Purchase a Balance Awareness Week t-shirt.

  5. Host a local event (ask us about handouts and infographics you can use).

  6. Ask friends and family to make a donation in your honor to support VeDA’s patient education programs and advocacy efforts.

Below are some templates you can use to promote Balance Awareness Week (BAW).

Personalize, personalize, personalize! Tell everyone why you give your time and talents to VeDA and how much this disorder has impacted you. And don’t forget, everyone likes pictures!

NEED HELP? Feel free to contact Michelle Eyres, Development Manager, with any questions, feedback, or just to update us. We’d love to hear from you! 800.837.8428 | [email protected]

>>Download the Ambassador Badge and BAW Logo.

FACEBOOK POST | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

#BalanceAwarenessWeek is the Vestibular Disorder Association’s (VeDA) annual weeklong campaign to broaden the awareness and understanding of balance-related vestibular conditions. As a supporter of vestibular patients, I see the profound impacts these disorders have on people. [Insert 1-2 sentences about why this is important to you.] Please, will you help me make vestibular visible by sharing this post and making a donation to VeDA, whose patient education and advocacy programs have had life-changing impacts on millions of people with dizziness and imbalance. Thank you!

vestibular.org/give 

TWITTER POST | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

Help make vestibular visible during #BalanceAwarenessWeek. Learn about the life-altering impacts of dizziness and imbalance and get help at https://vestbular.org.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

Dear Editor,

IMAGINE LIVING LIFE WITHOUT BALANCE.

No really. Close your eyes and stand on one foot. It’s hard right? Now imagine having that same disorienting feeling on two feet, and with your eyes open. Balance is something most of us take for granted. It’s automatically hardwired into our bodies at birth, evolving and adapting as we grow and age. While basic balance is innate, some are able to perfect or even master balance through exercise and practice. But we don’t often think about our balance—until of course, we lose it.

While most people may not be familiar with the word “vestibular”—relating to your inner ear, brain, and sense of balance—many have likely experienced the awkward, sometimes even scary feeling, when we momentarily lose our balance. Maybe it’s taking a wrong step or getting motion sickness aboard a jostling boat or that nauseating, head-spinning sensation after one too many alcoholic beverages. Eventually our balance comes back and life moves on.

This is not the case for the over 69 million Americans who suffer from the mostly invisible and frequently debilitating symptoms of chronic imbalance associated with a vestibular disorder. Whether it comes on gradually over time or all of a sudden, bouts of dizziness, vertigo, and nausea can make many of life’s more routine tasks virtually intolerable.

That’s why VeDA pioneered Balance Awareness Week way back in 1997; to come together each year and shine a light on these otherwise invisible balance disorders. If we’re all more aware, then we can better understand and be empathetic to those who need our support the most—our patients, family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. While many of these balance disorders are incurable, faster and more accurate diagnosis, along with effective coping strategies, can greatly improve quality of life. Join us this September for Balance Awareness Week, and together we can pave the way toward restoring a life rebalanced.

[Insert a brief description of why you are an ambassador.]

Thank you for printing my letter.

 

Ambassador Communications Toolkit PDF Download

Support Groups

Here's how you can make "Vestibular" visible: 

  1. Encourage your support group members to share VeDA’s social media posts.

  2. Post about your vestibular support group on your social media pages.

  3. Take a picture of your support group with Fiona Flamingo, post it on social media and tag VeDA.

  4. Encourage your support group members to purchase a Balance Awareness Week t-shirt.

  5. Host a local event (ask us about handouts and infographics you can use).

  6. Ask friends, family and support group members to make a donation to support VeDA’s patient education programs and advocacy efforts.

Below are some templates you can use to promote Balance Awareness Week (BAW).

Personalize, personalize, personalize! Tell everyone why you give your time and talents to VeDA and how much this disorder has impacted you. And don’t forget, everyone likes pictures!

NEED HELP? Feel free to contact Michelle Eyres, Development Manager, with any questions, feedback, or just to update us. We’d love to hear from you! 800.837.8428 | [email protected]

 

>>Download the Support Group Leader Badge and BAW Logo.

FACEBOOK POST | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

#BalanceAwarenessWeek is the Vestibular Disorder Association’s (VeDA) annual weeklong campaign to broaden the awareness and understanding of balance-related vestibular conditions. As a supporter of vestibular patients, I see the profound impacts these disorders have on people. [Insert 1-2 sentences about why this is important to you.] Please, will you help me make vestibular visible by sharing this post and making a donation to VeDA, whose patient education and advocacy programs have had life-changing impacts on millions of people with dizziness and imbalance. Thank you!

vestibular.org/give 

 

TWITTER POST | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

Help make vestibular visible during #BalanceAwarenessWeek. Learn about the life-altering impacts of dizziness and imbalance and get help at https://vestbular.org.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

Dear Editor,

IMAGINE LIVING LIFE WITHOUT BALANCE.

No really. Close your eyes and stand on one foot. It’s hard right? Now imagine having that same disorienting feeling on two feet, and with your eyes open. Balance is something most of us take for granted. It’s automatically hardwired into our bodies at birth, evolving and adapting as we grow and age. While basic balance is innate, some are able to perfect or even master balance through exercise and practice. But we don’t often think about our balance—until of course, we lose it.

While most people may not be familiar with the word “vestibular”—relating to your inner ear, brain, and sense of balance—many have likely experienced the awkward, sometimes even scary feeling, when we momentarily lose our balance. Maybe it’s taking a wrong step or getting motion sickness aboard a jostling boat or that nauseating, head-spinning sensation after one too many alcoholic beverages. Eventually our balance comes back and life moves on.

This is not the case for the over 69 million Americans who suffer from the mostly invisible and frequently debilitating symptoms of chronic imbalance associated with a vestibular disorder. Whether it comes on gradually over time or all of a sudden, bouts of dizziness, vertigo, and nausea can make many of life’s more routine tasks virtually intolerable.

That’s why VeDA pioneered Balance Awareness Week way back in 1997; to come together each year and shine a light on these otherwise invisible balance disorders. If we’re all more aware, then we can better understand and be empathetic to those who need our support the most—our patients, family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. While many of these balance disorders are incurable, faster and more accurate diagnosis, along with effective coping strategies, can greatly improve quality of life. Join us this September for Balance Awareness Week, and together we can pave the way toward restoring a life rebalanced.

[Insert a brief description of your support group. Local media likes local stories, so remember to point out that this is happening in and benefiting your community.]

Thank you for printing my letter.

Support Group Communications Toolkit PDF Download

Non-profit Partners 

Here's how you can make "Vestibular" visible: 

 

  1. Share VeDA’s social media posts.

  2. Post about your organization’s connection to vestibular disorders on your social media pages and tag VeDA.

  3. Take a picture of your team with Fiona Flamingo, post it on social media and tag VeDA.

  4. Host a local event (ask us about handouts and infographics you can use).

  5. Send a press release to your local media and promote your collaboration with VeDA around Balance Awareness Week.

PRO TIP: Did you know that when people hear the same message and see the same image multiple times in multiple places, they are more likely to remember it? That’s why VeDA has done the legwork to create a BAW communications plan and branded logo that you can use to promote your events. You might be tempted to come up with your own language and logo, but trust us – the marketing experts say this works!

Below are some templates you can use to promote Balance Awareness Week (BAW) and Fall Prevention Day with your supporters, stakeholders and employees.

NEED HELP? Feel free to contact Michelle Eyres, Development Manager, with any questions, feedback, or just to update us. We’d love to hear from you! 800.837.8428 | [email protected]

>>Download the BAW Logo.

FACEBOOK POST | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

#BalanceAwarenessWeek is an annual week-long campaign to broaden the awareness and understanding of balance-related vestibular conditions. {Your Organization’s Name} is partnering with the Vestibular Disorder Association’s (VeDA) to help reduce the time it takes for patients with dizziness and imbalance to get an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. [Insert 1-2 sentences about your organization.] Please, will you help us make vestibular visible by sharing this post, with a few words about how you or someone you love has been impacted by a vestibular disorder? Thank you!

vestibular.org/give 

TWITTER POST | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

Help make vestibular visible during #BalanceAwarenessWeek. Learn about the life-altering impacts of dizziness and imbalance and get help at https://vestbular.org.

PRESS RELEASE | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

IMAGINE LIVING LIFE WITHOUT BALANCE.

No really. Close your eyes and stand on one foot. It’s hard, right? Now imagine having that same disorienting feeling on two feet, and with your eyes open. Balance is something most of us take for granted. It’s automatically hardwired into our bodies at birth, evolving and adapting as we grow and age. While basic balance is innate, some are able to perfect or even master balance through exercise and practice. But we don’t often think about our balance—until of course, we lose it.

While most people may not be familiar with the word “vestibular”—relating to your inner ear, brain, and sense of balance—many have likely experienced the awkward, sometimes even scary feeling, when we momentarily lose our balance. Maybe it’s taking a wrong step or getting motion sickness aboard a jostling boat or that nauseating, head-spinning sensation after one too many alcoholic beverages. Eventually, our balance comes back and life moves on.

This is not the case for the over 69 million Americans who suffer from the mostly invisible and frequently debilitating symptoms of chronic imbalance associated with a vestibular disorder. Whether it comes on gradually over time or all of a sudden, bouts of dizziness, vertigo, and nausea can make many of life’s more routine tasks virtually intolerable.

That’s why VeDA pioneered Balance Awareness Week way back in 1997; to come together each year and shine a light on these otherwise invisible balance disorders. If we’re all more aware, then we can better understand and be empathetic to those who need our support the most—our patients, family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. While many of these balance disorders are incurable, faster and more accurate diagnosis, along with effective coping strategies, can greatly improve quality of life. Join us this September for Balance Awareness Week, and together we can pave the way toward restoring a life rebalanced.

[Insert a brief description of why your organization participates in BAW and FPW.]

Nonprofit Partner Communications Toolkit PDF Download

Corporate Sponsors

Here's how you can make "Vestibular" visible: 

 

  1. Share VeDA’s social media posts.

  2. Post about BAW on your social media pages.

  3. Take a picture of your team with Fiona Flamingo, post it on social media and tag VeDA.

  4. Purchase Balance Awareness Week t-shirts for your team members.

  5. Host a local event (ask us about handouts and infographics you can use).

  6. Submit a press release announcing your partnership with VeDA and why you support BAW.

  7. Ask friends, family, customers and employees to make a donation to support VeDA’s patient education programs and advocacy efforts.

Below are some templates you can use to promote Balance Awareness Week (BAW).

Personalize, personalize, personalize! Tell everyone why your company supports VeDA. And don’t forget, everyone likes pictures!

NEED HELP? Feel free to contact Michelle Eyres, Development Manager, with any questions, feedback, or just to update us. We’d love to hear from you! 800.837.8428 | [email protected]

>>Download the Sponsor Badge and BAW Logo.

FACEBOOK POST | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

#BalanceAwarenessWeek is the Vestibular Disorder Association’s (VeDA) annual weeklong campaign to broaden the awareness and understanding of balance-related vestibular conditions. As a supporter of vestibular patients, I see the profound impacts these disorders have on people. [Insert 1-2 sentences about why this is important to you.] Please, will you help me make vestibular visible by sharing this post and making a donation to VeDA, whose patient education and advocacy programs have had life-changing impacts on millions of people with dizziness and imbalance. Thank you!

vestibular.org/give 

TWITTER POST | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

Help make vestibular visible during #BalanceAwarenessWeek. Learn about the life-altering impacts of dizziness and imbalance and get help at vestbular.org

PRESS RELEASE | SAMPLE LANGUAGE

IMAGINE LIVING LIFE WITHOUT BALANCE.

No really. Close your eyes and stand on one foot. It’s hard right? Now imagine having that same disorienting feeling on two feet, and with your eyes open. Balance is something most of us take for granted. It’s automatically hardwired into our bodies at birth, evolving and adapting as we grow and age. While basic balance is innate, some are able to perfect or even master balance through exercise and practice. But we don’t often think about our balance—until of course, we lose it.

While most people may not be familiar with the word “vestibular”—relating to your inner ear, brain, and sense of balance—many have likely experienced the awkward, sometimes even scary feeling, when we momentarily lose our balance. Maybe it’s taking a wrong step or getting motion sickness aboard a jostling boat or that nauseating, head-spinning sensation after one too many alcoholic beverages. Eventually our balance comes back and life moves on.

This is not the case for the over 69 million Americans who suffer from the mostly invisible and frequently debilitating symptoms of chronic imbalance associated with a vestibular disorder. Whether it comes on gradually over time or all of a sudden, bouts of dizziness, vertigo, and nausea can make many of life’s more routine tasks virtually intolerable.

That’s why VeDA pioneered Balance Awareness Week way back in 1997; to come together each year and shine a light on these otherwise invisible balance disorders. If we’re all more aware, then we can better understand and be empathetic to those who need our support the most—our patients, family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. While many of these balance disorders are incurable, faster and more accurate diagnosis, along with effective coping strategies, can greatly improve quality of life. Join us this September for Balance Awareness Week, and together we can pave the way toward restoring a life rebalanced.

[Insert information about your company and a brief description of why your company supports VeDA, including a quote from a company spokesperson.]

Corporate Sponsor Communication Toolkit PDF Download

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