Walk for Balance

Every September in celebration of Balance Awareness Week and Falls Prevention Awareness Day/Week, Seattle Dizzy Group hosts our annual Walk for Balance Event at Green Lake. This is a fun community event, where we “Walk a Mile in Dizzy Shoes” together to help create greater awareness for vestibular and balance disorders & show our support for people living with chronic dizziness and imbalance–in Seattle and beyond.

(See also, Making a Difference for Balance Awareness)

Seventh Annual WALK FOR BALANCE Event

Saturday, September 23, 2017

12 – 2:30 pm

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:

The event will begin with a balance-focused Tai Chi warm-up activity led by Cascade Dizziness & Balance PT to get us energized and limber prior to our 1-mile walk at Green Lake. During the walk, non-walkers are invited to mingle indoors. After the walk, we will celebrate with food and prizes.

(Refreshments including light lunch will be provided).

There will be an Information Fair throughout the event.

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

(Provided by Bastyr Center for Natural Health, North Seattle Community Acupuncture, Move Beyond Limits Feldenkrais, and Capitol Hill Healing Arts Collective)

Event participants will receive a Free BALANCE Wristband!

Win a Free Drawing for event gear and other items!

(Two lucky winners will receive a $100 gift card to REI generously provided by Cascade Dizziness & Balance PT!)

We will also give Dizzy Spirit Awards for Wearing the Most Blue for Balance, Best Use of Walking Aids, and Most Dizzy Group Spirit, etc.!

Walk:

We plan to walk at a comfortable pace. If you need to rest at any point on our 1-mile walk, there are many benches around the lake.  Since we will be walking a loop (starting counter-clockwise around the lake), you are welcome to walk part of the way and then sit and rejoin us on our way back.

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.

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

Show Your Support/Spirit & Wear Blue for Balance!

Or, show your spirit with a Seattle Dizzy Group T-Shirt!

*A limited number of t-shirts will be available at the event*

Help Raise Balance Awareness

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

(Signs should have a balance-focused message about Balance Awareness Week, our Walk for Balance, vestibular and balance disorders, dizziness, etc.)

Event Exhibitor & Sponsor:

  

Event Location:

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

(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!

Help assist us with planning, hospitality, leading a walking group or activity, photography, set-up/take-down, etc.

Help us grow this event by inviting others to join us & bringing your friends and family with you.  Everyone is welcome!

Help us get the word out for this event & raise awareness for vestibular and balance disorders.  Refer others to the Seattle Dizzy Group website and share our online posts.  Use #BalanceAwarenessWeek #BAW #WalkforBalance #WalkaMileinDizzyShoes #WearBlueforBalance etc. on Facebook & Twitter.

Help 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

(Donations to Seattle Dizzy Group are not tax deductible at this time)

THANK YOU for your help and support!

Questions?

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

Past Balance Awareness Events:

Since September 2011, Seattle Dizzy Group has celebrated Balance Awareness Week and Falls Prevention Awareness Day/Week with an annual walk.  We strive to grow and improve our Walk for Balance Event each year.

Walk for Balance 2016

Walk for Balance 2015

Walk for Balance 2014

Walk for Balance 2013

Event Photos:

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

About Balance Awareness Week & Falls Prevention Awareness Day/Week:

More information about Balance Awareness Week:  www.vestibular.org/BAW

More information about Falls Prevention Awareness Day:  https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness-day

More information about Falls Prevention Awareness Week:  http://stopfalls.org/news-events/fall-prevention-awareness-week

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.

(www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=307)

    

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