Posted by: seattledizzygroup | January 31, 2018

Help Make a Difference in 2018

We Grew Stronger Together in 2017! Help Us Continue to Make a Difference in 2018!

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 2017 Highlights below). We hope you will join us in 2018 and help us continue to grow, provide community, and offer support to people living with chronic dizziness and imbalance–in Seattle and beyond.  With your help, we can continue to make a difference by expanding community outreach and involvement (including hosting professional speakers on various vestibular/balance topics and connecting with local health providers/resources) and also increasing our advocacy efforts to raise awareness about vestibular and balance disorders (including participating in Balance Awareness Week with our annual Walk for Balance Event, see Making a Difference for Balance Awareness).

Get Involved!

Seattle Dizzy Group is organized entirely by volunteers (the majority who are personally impacted by chronic dizziness and imbalance). With your help, we can continue to make a difference in 2018! 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 and expand our outreach efforts, we are naturally incurring more expenses. Our goal is to continue to offer no-cost support and resources to those in need in the vestibular community–in Seattle and beyond. Please consider supporting Seattle Dizzy Group with a financial gift to help us keep growing and thriving in 2018!  (Any donation amount is greatly appreciated!).

Ways your financial gift helps support 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 $500 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 at this time)

THANK YOU for your support!

2017 Highlights

  • In September, we hosted our Seventh Annual Walk for Balance Event in celebration of Balance Awareness Week and Falls Prevention Awareness Day/Week with a goal of raising awareness for vestibular and balance disorders and showing our support for people living with chronic dizziness and imbalance. We started the event with a Tai Chi warm-up activity led by Cascade Dizziness & Balance PT and then invited others to “Walk a Mile in Dizzy Shoes” with us at Green Lake.  We increased our impact during our walk by wearing blue, Seattle Dizzy Group gear, and Walk for Balance badge stickers as well as carrying balloons and balance awareness signs. After walking together, we honored event participants with our third annual Dizzy Spirit Awards. As a part of the celebration, we enjoyed food and giveaways (including free visit coupons from Move Beyond Limits Feldenkrais, North Seattle Community Acupuncture, and Bastyr Center for Natural Health). We also had a balance awareness Information Fair  throughout the event. It was a fun day that hopefully helped lift spirits and build momentum for the cause. We received wonderfully positive feedback from participants, and we are excited to continue to grow the event in 2018!
  • In October, we celebrated 11 years together as a support group!

  • In 2017, we continued to expand the Seattle Dizzy Group website/blog and online services/resources and reached thousands of people around the globe. (For example, our website/blog was viewed over 10,000 times in 2017 by visitors from about 100 different countries worldwide!). Additionally, we gained followers on Facebook and  Twitter, and increased membership of our MeetUp Group.  We appreciate everyone who connected online with Seattle Dizzy Group in 2017 and are especially grateful for all those who helped get the word out about our group and shared our posts/resources with others.

See also: Past Annual Highlights

© Copyright 2018, Seattle Dizzy Group. All rights reserved.

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