Posted by: seattledizzygroup | January 31, 2015

Moving Forward in 2015

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

We had an another great year in 2014!  With your help, we can keep moving forward in 2015!

Seattle Dizzy Group is a respected leader in the vestibular and balance disorders patient support community with increasing national and global reach. (Read about our 2014 Highlights below). We are excited for the year ahead and hope you will join us in 2015 and help us continue to grow, provide much-needed community, and offer free support for people living with chronic dizziness and imbalance, in Seattle and beyond.  With your help, we can continue to expand community outreach and involvement and increase our advocacy efforts to raise awareness about vestibular and balance disorders (including participating in Balance Awareness Week with our Fifth Annual Walk for Balance Event).

Get Involved!

Seattle Dizzy Group is organized entirely by volunteers (the majority who are personally impacted by chronic dizziness and imbalance). We need your help to keep moving forward in 2015! We invite you to contribute to our group however you are able. Spread the word about Seattle Dizzy Group and invite others to join us. Share Seattle Dizzy Group information and resources with others. Participate in online discussions. Help with hosting in-person meetings and activities (be a greeter, assist with room set-up and take-down, bring snacks, provide transportation, etc.). For more info, email: info@seattledizzygroup.org.

We are an independent, not-for-profit group funded through donations. As we continue to grow, we are naturally incurring more expenses. Please consider supporting Seattle Dizzy Group with a financial gift to help us keep growing in 2015!  (Any amount is greatly appreciated!).

Ways your financial gift helps Seattle Dizzy Group:

  • Providing materials, supplies, and hosting for monthly support group meetings.  (Each meeting costs about $25, or about $300 annually).
  • Providing thank you gifts for guest speakers. (As funds allow, we strive to honor speakers with about $25 value gift, or about $100 annually).
  • Providing administrative support, online services/resources, and website hosting, etc.  (Administrative costs are about $300 annually).
  • Providing funding for Balance Awareness Week event(s) and other group activities.  (Costs may be about $50-$100 or more per activity).
To give Seattle Dizzy Group a donation of any amount by credit card or PayPal, click the “Donate” button below.

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(Gifts to Seattle Dizzy Group are not tax deductible).

THANK YOU for your support!

2014 Highlights

  • In 2014, we had guest speakers on the topics of Food & Mood, Naturopathic Medicine & Meditation, Feldenkrais & Easier Movement, Treating and Managing Vestibular and Balance Disorders, and CranioSacral Therapy.
  • In September, we hosted our Fourth Annual Balance Awareness Event/Walk for Balance in celebration of Balance Awareness Week and Falls Prevention Day with a goal of raising awareness for vestibular and balance disorders and showing our support for people living with chronic dizziness and imbalance. Our 1-mile walk theme was “Walk a Mile in Dizzy Shoes.” In addition to the walk, we also had balance awareness information and interactive activities for all ages. The event was a big success with a great turnout and increased community involvement, including exhibitors/sponsors: Move Beyond Limits, MOSAIC Physical Therapy and Massage, and Cascade Dizziness & Balance PT. It was a fun day that hopefully helped build momentum for the cause. We received wonderfully positive feedback from participants, and we are excited to continue to grow and improve the event in 2015. (Save the date and plan to join us Saturday, September 19th, 2015!).
  • In October, we celebrated 8 years together as a support group!
  • The Seattle Dizzy Group website and online services continued to be expanded and reached a greater number of people in 2014. In addition to having a website blog and Facebook page and group, we are also on Twitter, and we have a MeetUp Group (where members can connect, receive group updates, and RSVP for upcoming meetings and activities).

See also:  2013 Highlights

© Copyright 2015, Seattle Dizzy Group. All rights reserved.

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