Walk for Balance 2014

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make our Fourth Annual Balance Awareness Event/Walk for Balance a big success! We had a great turn-out and a fun time celebrating Balance Awareness Week and raising awareness for vestibular and balance disorders! Special thanks to all our volunteers and our event exhibitors/sponsors: Move Beyond Limits, MOSAIC Physical Therapy, and Cascade Dizziness & Balance PT.

Event Photos:

http://www.facebook.com/SeattleDizzyGroup/photos

http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Dizzy-Group/photos

WALK FOR BALANCE

Saturday, September 20, 2014

11:30 am – 2 pm at Green Lake

In celebration of Balance Awareness Week (September 15-21, 2014) and Falls Prevention Day (September 23, 2014), Seattle Dizzy Group will host our Fourth Annual Balance Awareness Event/Walk for Balance on Saturday, September 20th from 11:30am-2pm at Green Lake. This year’s theme is “Walk a Mile in Dizzy Shoes.”  We strive to grow and improve our Balance Awareness Event each year and are excited to continue to make it bigger and better this year with increased community involvement. In addition to the walk, we will also have balance awareness information and interactive activities. Through this event, we hope to help create greater awareness for vestibular/balance disorders and show our support for people living with chronic dizziness and imbalance.

Please join us!

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

This is a fun, family, dog friendly event.

Invite your friends & family (all ages) & 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.

Details:

Come for coffee/tea at 11:30 am. Snacks will also be provided.
We will begin our 1-mile walk at noon.
Non-walkers are invited to mingle indoors during the walk.
Enjoy a light lunch after the walk.
We will also have an Info & Activity Fair throughout the event until 2 pm.
Bring your family!  We will have fun balance activities for children.

Participate in a raffle and have the chance to win event gear & other items!

Walk:

We plan to walk at a comfortable pace. If you need to rest at any point, there are many benches around the lake.  If you arrive late and want to catch up with us, we will begin walking counter-clockwise around the lake.

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

Please wear comfortable shoes & in case of rain bring an umbrella.

We hope everyone will Wear Blue for Balance!

SDG CafePress Shop:  http://www.cafepress.com/seattledizzygroup

*A limited number of t-shirts will be available at the event for a $15 donation to Seattle Dizzy Group.*

Event participants will receive a free BALANCE wristband!

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

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

*Non-walkers are invited to mingle indoors during the walk.*

Info & Activity Fair:

Free Balance Screenings, Kinesio Taping, Feldenkrais Demos, and more!

Cascade Dizziness & Balance PT     

Giveaways include coupons for discounted and complimentary health services to help you restore balance!

(Provided by Francesca Girabaldi LMP, RMT & Associates Massage Therapy, Westlake Chiropractic, and Bastyr Center for Natural Health).

Raffle:

Your $5 or more donation to Seattle Dizzy Group (made online or at the event) enters you into a raffle to win event gear & other items!

*Anyone can participate–even if you don’t live in Seattle! We will ship raffle items  (free within the U.S. or $5 international) to winners who enter online but are unable to attend the event.*

Designs also available at our SDG CafePress Shop!

Event 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.

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

*Green Lake Library is only one block from the lake where we will walk together to raise awareness.*

RSVP:

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

We need your help to make this event a success!

Get Involved:

There are many opportunities for involvement.  Please let us know if you would like to help with planning, leading a walking group or activity, hospitality, photography, set-up/take-down, etc.

Help us grow the event by inviting others to join us and bringing your friends & family with you.

Help get the word out for this event & raise awareness for vestibular/balance disorders. Use #WalkforBalance #BAW #DefeatDizziness #WearBlueforBalance #WalkAMileInDizzyShoes etc. on Facebook & Twitter.

Donate:

 Please consider helping to support this event with a financial gift.
Any donation amount is greatly appreciated!

For more info about how donations help support Seattle Dizzy Group, see: http://www.seattledizzygroup.org/donate

Questions?

Contact us via website form or email info@SeattleDizzyGroup.org.

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

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)

    

 Walk for Balance TM

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