october, 2022

2022sun23oct12:00 pm3rd Annual Walk for Talk | Hosted by the Chicago Area Dysphonia Support Group

Event Details

3rd Annual Walk for Talk | Hosted by the Chicago Area Dysphonia Support Group

WHEN | Sunday, October 23, 2022
TIME | 12:00 NOON CT
LOCATION |
600 Hill St | Highland Park, IL 60035| Map It

The Chicago Area Dysphonia Support Group invites you to be part of our team, The Chi-Town Steppers to support the 3rd Annual Walk for Talk benefiting Dysphonia International, formerly the NSDA.

We will Walk for Talk on Sunday, October 23 at 12:00 noon. We will start out together at Kate’s house, 600 Hill Street, Highland Park, Illinois. Walk for Talk will be followed by chili and fun conversation. Family, Friends, and Furry pals (who get along with other furry pals) are encouraged to join us!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE & SUPPORT THE CHI-TOWN STEPPERS!

There is no cost to attend and all ages are welcome to participate. So invite your family, friends, co-workers, healthcare professionals, even your pets, to be part of the Walk. We hope you will raise the banner with us at this fun- event!

RSVP | Please text Kate your RSVP to (847)-917-2029 October 15 if you will be attending the event along with the number of people joining you. 

VISIT | Go to the Walk for Talk website to register, donate, order t-shirts, hats, and other swag, and download graphics for social media.

The Walk for Talk helps to expand awareness and raise funds for research for spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions. Even if you can’t join us for this in-person walk, you can still participate no matter where you live. Create your own local team and invite your family and friends to be part of it. You can also set up a personal fundraising page. Remember, every dollar raised brings us one step closer to finding a cure for spasmodic dysphonia! We appreciate your support.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS-

WHAT IS WALK FOR TALK?

Our annual Walk for Talk is a four-day event (October 20-23) to benefit Dysphonia International, formerly the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (NSDA). Started in 2020, this event gives thousands of people a glimpse of the impact of spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions through the stories our community shares. It provides the opportunity to invite family, friends, co-workers, support group communities, healthcare professionals, and even pets to be part of our organization and better understand the challenges people living with a voice disorder face on a daily basis. It provides a chance to feel empowered by expanding awareness and raising funds for research.

WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE THIS EVENT?

Even if you can’t join us for this in-person walk, you can still participate during the four-day event, October 20-23, 2022. There is no cost and you can register online. 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.” No matter where you live, you can be part of Walk for Talk! Be sure to take photos and use #WalkforTalk on social media so we can find you! Also, you can support this team by making a donation to Dysphonia International.

WHO IS DYSPHONIA INTERNATIONAL?

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 diagnosed as the only voice.

For more information or to RSVP in advance, please contact: Kate Blaker | kmcblaker@icloud.com

HOSTS
Chicago Area Dysphonia Support Group Leader
Kate Blaker | kmcblaker@icloud.com

Time

(Sunday) 12:00 pm

Location

600 Hill Street Highland Park, IL

Organizer

Kate Blaker | kmcblaker@icloud.com