Join us on September 19, 2020 for the Tampa Bay Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group annual “Walk for Talk” to raise awareness about spasmodic dysphonia and related voice disorders to support the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association. The event will take place at the Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs. This picturesque park provides a great location to host the walk with a 1-mile long causeway and views of the Gulf of the Mexico. A cook-out will follow for more fun and fellowship. The $10 registration fee includes walk, t-shirt and refreshments. All ages are welcome! You must pre-register to guarantee a t-shirt. Help us defeat spasmodic dysphonia by using your feet!
Walk for Talk | Using Our Feet to Defeat Spasmodic Dysphonia and Related Voice Conditions
The $10 registration fee includes walk, t-shirt and refreshments. All ages are welcome! You must pre-register to guarantee a t-shirt.
DATE: Saturday, September 19, 2020
TIME: 10 AM ET
LOCATION: Fred Howard Park on the Gulf of Mexico
1700 Sunset Drive | Shelter 4
Tarpon Springs FL 34689
This picturesque park provides a great location to host the walk with a 1-mile long causeway and views of the Gulf of the Mexico. A cook-out will follow for more fun and fellowship.
NEW THIS YEAR: Following the Walk, we will have a COOKOUT at Shelter #4
Burgers, hot dogs and beverages provided, please bring a side dish to share. Those individuals not walking may still come to the cookout at 12 Noon. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you are just attending the cook-out.
ABOUT THE PARK | Fred Howard Park consists of 155 acres and is located on the Gulf of Mexico. Almost 2 million visitors enjoy the park annually. This location provides access to the Gulf of Mexico by a 1-mile long causeway. The white sandy beach is a very popular north county swim area and also provides a perfect location for visitors to enjoy many spectacular sunsets. Nesting ospreys and eagles may be viewed by park visitors as they fish for food in the surrounding waters. Dolphins, and occasionally manatees, are seen in the area. The causeway is used for sunbathing, fishing, and exercising.
Fred Howard Park protects many important and disappearing Florida habitats, such as sea grass beds, wetlands, mangrove estuaries, salterns, coastal scrub, long leaf and slash pine flatwoods, and turkey oak – long leaf pine sandhill. Many unusual animals inhabit Fred Howard Park, including some endangered and/or threatened species, such as eagles, gopher tortoises, and fox squirrels. The park also has many different kinds of butterflies and birds.
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AMENITIES | Restrooms, Shelters, Water, Biking, Dog-Friendly (except on beach)
WHAT TO BRING | Water, comfortable shoes, hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Remember a dish to pass for the cookout!
This event is raising funds for the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (NSDA). For over 30 years, the NSDA has been dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions through research, education, awareness and support. The NSDA is a tax-exempt organization. The Tampa Bay Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group hosts local support meetings, educational conferences, and social events to ensure people with spasmodic dysphonia are connected to one another and do not feel isolated with this voice disorder.
AUDIENCE | The event will include people who have a voice disorder along with health care professionals, students, and with family and friends. It is being held at the Fred Howard Park which broadens the visibility for sponsors.
SPONSORS | We are seeking corporations, businesses and individuals interested in supporting the Tampa Bay Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group’s Walk for Talk through cash sponsorship and/or in-kind donations.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES | Available in varying levels with recognition opportunities. Download form.
Tampa Bay Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group Co-Leaders