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Join us for the 2022 Walk for Talk

The 2022 Walk for Talk is a four-day event to benefit Dysphonia International, formerly the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association. It begins on Thursday, October 20, and runs until Monday, October 23, 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. The choice is yours on how you want to support our voice. You can decide on your sport or activity, whether alone or in a group. You can walk, run, bike, golf, kayak, surf, swim, or play a team sport. There is no cost to participate, and all ages are welcome!! So invite your family, friends, co-workers, healthcare professionals, and even your pets, to be part of the Walk. Our goal is to fund more research so that we can find answers for better treatments and a cure for spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions. By all of us working together, we can make this happen. Every step gets us closer to a cure! 

IN-PERSON WALK EVENTS

Our local Support Groups are raising the banner for Dysphonia International with in-person events. If there is a Walk close to you, be sure to join the fun! All ages welcome so invite family, friends, co-worker, and healthcare professionals to support you in Walk for Talk.

Saturday, October 15 
Pleasant Hill, IA

Saturday, October 22
Scottsdale, AZ | Playa Vista, CA | Tampa, FL | Cumming, GA | Troy, MI | Matthews, NC | Columbus, OH | Pittsburgh, PA | Greenville, SC

Sunday, October 23
Highland Park, IL

IN-PERSON WALKS

THE IMPACT OF VOICE DISORDERS

The term dysphonia refers to having an abnormal voice. Most people think of vocal issues as a temporary problem like laryngitis, but there are numerous long-term voice disorders, often with no known cause, limited or no treatments options, and no cure. This can completely change one's life, affecting everything from relationships to careers and even simple things like talking on the phone or ordering at a drive-thru restaurant. Identity is often intertwined with our ability to communicate. When you have a voice disorder, the symptoms may alter your voice's volume, pitch, and intonation. This may change how your messages are conveyed and even received, causing frustration to both the speaker and the listener. 

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