Walk for Balance 2013

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WALK FOR BALANCE

Saturday, September 21, 2013

11 am – 1 pm at Green Lake

In the spirit of Balance Awareness Week (September 16-22, 2013) and Falls Prevention Day (September 22, 2013), Seattle Dizzy Group will host our third annual Balance Awareness Walk on Saturday, September 21st. We hope to help create greater awareness for vestibular/balance disorders and show our support for people living with chronic dizziness and imbalance by walking together around Green Lake.

Please join us as we Walk for Balance!

Come support a good cause, enjoy a scenic walk, and meet great people!

This is a fun, family, dog friendly event.

Invite your friends and family (all ages) and feel free to bring your dog (on leash).

Everyone is welcome.

Wear blue for balance!

We will walk rain or shine.

This event is FREE to attend.

Also, participate in a raffle to win Seattle Dizzy Group logo items!

(See details below)

After the walk, we hope you will join us for lunch (provided) and a special guest speaker Julie Grove MPT of Cascade Dizziness & Balance PT (1-3 pm).

(See Calendar for speaker/discussion details).

We will have three options for people who participate in this event:
1) Walk 1.35 miles of Green Lake at a slower pace (about a 30 minute easy walk/stroll)
2) Walk 3 miles around Green Lake at a moderate pace (about a 1 hour brisk walk)
3) Non-walkers can hang out together in the Green Lake Library Meeting Room
Walking Options:
Walk for Balance - Green Lake 1.35 miles update  Walk for Balance - Green Lake 3.03 miles
  Details:

We will meet in the Green Lake Library Meeting Room at 11 am (when the library opens) and enjoy refreshments (coffee, tea, muffins, etc.) before we leave at 11:30 am to walk Green Lake together.

Non-walkers can hang out & enjoy snacks in the Library Meeting Room.

We will have two walking groups to choose from (walk either 1.35 miles at a slower pace or 3 miles at a faster pace).  If you need to rest at any point during the walk, there are many benches around the lake.  For those who come late and want to catch up with us, we will be walking counter-clockwise around the lake.

If you plan to walk, please wear comfortable shoes & in case of rain bring an umbrella.

Walking aids are necessary for some people and they also help to make an “invisible” illness more visible to others.  You are encouraged to bring your walking stick, cane, poles, or walker, etc.

We hope everyone will wear blue for balance.

You are invited to create and carry a small sign to help raise awareness.

(If you make a sign, the message should be something about Seattle Dizzy Group or Walk for Balance or VEDA/Balance Awareness Week or dizziness and imbalance, etc.).

This is a great opportunity to wear a BALANCE wristband. 

Balance Wristbands

Donate $5 or more to Seattle Dizzy Group (online or at the walk) 
& receive a FREE BALANCE Wristband!

(While supplies last)

Raffle:
Your $5 or more donation (made online or at the walk) enters you into a raffle to win a free Seattle Dizzy Group t-shirt or other SDG logo item at the walk!

Check out Seattle Dizzy Group designs:  http://www.cafepress.com/seattledizzygroup

Donations help to support Seattle Dizzy Group!

Meeting Location:
Green Lake Library Meeting Room
7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N. Seattle, WA 98115

(http://www.spl.org/locations/green-lake-branch)

The Library Meeting Room is located on the lower level of the library.

There is a direct handicap accessible entrance off of the library parking lot.

Parking:

Park for free in the library lot (sign in at front desk) or across the street in the Green Lake lot. Or, there is plenty of nearby street parking available (paid and free options).

RSVP:

RSVP appreciated.  Or, feel free to just show up.

Volunteer/Help:

We need your help to make this event a success!  Please let us know if you would like to volunteer/help with planning, hospitality, leading a walking group, providing snacks, photography, etc.

(Contact Seattle Dizzy Group via website form or email info@SeattleDizzyGroup.org).

Donate:
Please consider supporting Seattle Dizzy Group with a donation.

www.seattledizzygroup.org/donate

About Green Lake:

Green Lake is one of Seattle’s most beloved parks. Its expanse of water and green space in the center of a dense urban neighborhood draws thousands of people daily from all over the city. The park serves as a natural preserve for hundreds of species of trees and plants, as well as numerous birds and waterfowl. The newly reconstructed 2.8-mile path around the lake provides a perfect recreational spot for runners, bikers, skaters and walkers. (http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=307)

About Balance Awareness Week & Falls Prevention Day:

For more information about Balance Awareness Week and to help the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) “Defeat Dizziness”:  https://vestibular.org/BAW

For more information about Falls Prevention Day:  http://www.ncoa.org/improve-health/center-for-healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness.html

 Walk for Balance TM

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