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The 2021 Walk for Talk is a five-day event to benefit the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association. The event will begin on Thursday, October 7, and run until Monday, October 11, so there is plenty of time to be part of it! You can participate no matter where you live. Choose one day or do something on each one of the days. This year, the choice is yours on how you want to support our voice. Whether alone or with a group, you can decide on your sport or activity. You can walk, run, bike, golf, kayak, surf, swim, or play a team sport. Invite your family and friends (and even your dog) to be part of it. You have five days to mix things up, make plans, have fun, and support the NSDA.Our goal is fund more research so that we can find answers for better treatments and a cure for spasmodic dysphonia and related voice condtions. By all of us working together, we can make this happen! Each step get us closer to a cure!
During our inaugural walk, we heard from people who walked, ran, swam, biked, and even surfed, so for this year, the choice is yours on how you would like to participate. You choose your own activity and personal goal. All you have to do then is register and get moving October 7 to 11, 2021!
There is no registration fee and no minimum fundraising requirement. All donations are tax deductible and will be matched so we can get one step closer to our goal!
Pets are often our biggest supporter. Whether it is running on the trail with your dog or your cat watching you walking on the treadmill, be sure they are decked out in some special swag especially for them! Order your Walk for Talk Pet Bandana with a special paw print logo and then upload a photo of them wearing it. Your pet is rooting for you!
Goodie Bags and More | Walk for Talk Goodie Bags are filled with event swag including t-shirts, stickers, and more. They are available for $20 each. Other items, like hats, fleece jackets, facemasks and pet bandanas are also available for purchase when you register or later in the Walk for Talk store.
You might have more questions, so we have put together an extensive Frequently Asked Questions section. You can find more details about the event, registration, donations, individual and team fundraising, the goodie/swag bag, the event store, and sponsorship opportunities. Learn more here.
Since 1989, the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association has been dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by spasmodic dysphonia and related voice disorders through research, education, awareness and support. This is going to be our biggest event fundraiser in 2021, and all donations will be doubled. With our goal of $75,000 plus the matching gift, we hope to reach the $150K milestone. By raising this amount, we could fund two seed grants (now funded at $70,000 each) to further the research toward eradicating this disorder and other voice conditions. Learn more the NSDA at dysphonia.org.
Sponsorship is great way to show your support of 2021 Walk for Talk event and the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association. There are a number of sponsorship levels that can really showcase your business and your dedication to the community. This opportunity is open to both businesses and individuals. Ask your workplace if they would like to become a sponsor. Please contact Executive Director Kimberly Kuman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-250-4504 to learn more about this opportunity. Thank you for your support!
We have a great team of NSDA Volunteers Leaders organizing this first-time virtual 2021 Walk for Talk! Many of the leaders have organized in-person walks and this event builds on their experience. We appreciate all of their efforts and dedication!
James Anderson | Mary Bifaro | Dennis Kaszeta | Ron Langdon | 'Cathleen McCulloch | Sue Payne | Laura Rahuba | Dennis Richey | Esther Zack
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