2022 Walk for Talk


Our Annual Walk for Talk will take place October 20-23, 2022, to benefit Dysphonia International, formerly the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (NSDA). Started in 2020, this event gives people a glimpse of the impact of spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions through the stories shared by our community. So start making plans and invite your family, friends, co-workers, support group communities, healthcare professionals, and even your pets, to be part of this free event. No matter where you live, you can participate in your own unique way!


No matter where you live, you can be part of Walk for Talk! There is no cost to participate! Then it is your choice how to support our voice. You can walk, run, bike, swim, or however you would like to “use your feet to help us defeat spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions.” Be sure to take photos and use #WalkforTalk on social media so we can find you! Go to the Walk for Talk website to register, donate, order t-shirts, hats and other swag, and download graphics for social media.


You may know us better as the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (NSDA)! Recently, we have changed our name to Dysphonia International to better reflect the inclusivity of our organization. We have members who are living with other vocal conditions including muscle tension dysphonia, vocal tremor, and vocal cord paralysis, which can either co-occur with SD or be diagnosis as the only voice issue. It also allows us to help more people living with voice conditions regardless of the cause, location, or age. While our name has changed our mission has not! We are dedicated to improving the lives of people with spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions through research, education, awareness, and support. We are a community that cares about you and your voice!


In addition to raising awareness, we walk to help find answers, better treatments and hopefully cures for these voice disorders that impact so many in our community. All donations will be doubled dollar-for-dollar, meaning every gift goes even further! With our goal of $80,000 plus the matching gift, we hope to reach the $160K milestone. By raising this amount, we could fund two seed grants to further the research toward eradicating SD and other voice conditions. Thank you for your generous support!