Posted by: seattledizzygroup | September 19, 2020

Show Your Spirit for Balance and Falls Prevention Awareness

Celebrate and Help Raise Balance & Falls Prevention Awareness with Seattle Dizzy Group!

Join Seattle Dizzy Group in celebrating Balance Awareness Week (September 13-19, 2020) & Falls Prevention Awareness Week (September 21-25, 2020)!

This year, instead of meeting in-person for our annual Walk for Balance event, we hope you’ll participate with us virtually.

Show Your Dizzy Spirit!

Online Photo/Video Contest & Giveaway

September 13 – 25, 2020

Show your spirit and enter Seattle Dizzy Group’s online contest and giveaway by posting a balance-focused photo or short video on social media to help raise awareness about vestibular disorders and show support for those living with dizziness and imbalance.

We will give “Dizzy Spirit Awards” for Wearing the Most Blue for Balance, Most Dizzy Group Spirit, Best Use of Balance Aids, Perseverance, etc.

We would also like to honor an Outstanding Balance Support Person (nominate someone special who helps you).

*Each contest participant will also be entered into a drawing to win giveaway items such as gift cards & Seattle Dizzy Group gear!*

Have fun! We are very excited to see your creative entries!

Details:

Use hashtags #DizzySpiritAwards #SeattleDizzyGroup and post *publicly* on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram an original photo or short video (5 minutes or less) which shows how you are celebrating Balance Awareness Week and Falls Prevention Awareness Week.

(For example, walking for balance, or doing a balance challenge exercise, or dressing for balance awareness, or expressing yourself through artwork, photography, poem, or song, etc.).

Or, you may share an original photo or video about how you personally find balance or prevent falls, or how you cope with or overcome vestibular challenges, etc.

We are also happy to receive your photo or video by email at: info@seattledizzygroup.org

Contest runs Sunday, September 13th – Friday, September 25th

-Winners will be announced by September 30th.
-Prizes will be mailed to winners in October.
-Anyone in the WA State vestibular community may enter, including supportive friends and family.
-You may submit multiple photos or videos, but will only be entered once into the giveaway drawing
-Any photos or video submitted for this contest may be featured on Seattle Dizzy Group social media accounts and/or on our website, etc.

This contest and giveaway is generously sponsored by
Cascade Dizziness & Balance PT.

Also Join Us Online For:

Help Raise Awareness!

Now in its 23rd year, Balance Awareness Week is an annual campaign to broaden the public’s understanding of balance-related vestibular disorders, which affect more than 69 million Americans (nearly 1 in 5 people in the US). The word “vestibular” refers to the inner ear and brain — the complex, mysterious human system that controls our sense of balance. The goal of Balance Awareness Week is to raise awareness and increase understanding of vestibular disorders (such as Meniere’s Disease, BPPV or Vestibular Migraine) and associated symptoms (dizziness/vertigo, imbalance, headache, visual issues, hearing loss, tinnitus, brain fog, etc.).

This year’s theme is “Uncovering the Mystery” of vestibular diagnosis. While many vestibular/balance conditions are incurable, getting a faster and more accurate diagnosis and receiving effective treatment as well as learning coping strategies and having a supportive community, can greatly improve patients’ quality of life.

VeDA’s first Virtual Vestibular Conference takes place this year in conjunction with Balance Awareness Week and brings together vestibular experts and patients from around the world to explore the mystery of the vestibular patient experience.

More info about Balance Awareness Week: 

www.vestibular.org/BAW

The first week of Fall each year is Falls Prevention Awareness Week with the goal of spreading the important message that falls are not a part of normal aging and raising awareness about how to prevent falls among older adults.

More info about Falls Prevention Awareness Week:  

www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness-week

 

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