At 180 Medical, we live our values of compassion and service through support in our communities across the country. Just one way we love doing this is by participating in and sponsoring annual Spina Bifida Association Walk-N-Roll events. 180 Medical is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of this year’s virtual National Day of Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida. That’s why we’d like to talk about how important this event is for the spina bifida community. Plus, we’ll let you know how you can get involved!
The Fun and the Importance of Spina Bifida Walk-N-Roll Events
Walk-N-Rolls are some of the largest fundraising events for the Spina Bifida Association. According to the Spina Bifida Association (SBA), the 25 Walk-N-Roll events in 2019 involved over 5,600 participants and raised over $540,000.
The money raised for Walk-N-Rolls goes directly toward advocacy efforts such as Teal on the Hill, education, support for families and individuals with spina bifida, and research to learn more about this condition.
These events are always a blast for everyone involved. In-person events include a one-mile walk, run, or roll, which is inclusive and non-competitive. Plus, each location has games, food, face painting, surprise visitors in costume like Ghostbusters and Star Wars characters, and much more.
Normally, the Spina Bifida Association holds its Walk-N-Roll events in cities all over the United States. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Spina Bifida Association has decided to go virtual in 2020 for one National Day of Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida.
2020 Virtual Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida
The 2020 Virtual Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida will be held on Sunday, October 25th, which is also World Spina Bifida Awareness Day. However, since the event is virtual this year, you might be wondering what the day will look like.
The Walk-N-Roll will be live on the Spina Bifida Association’s event page. You can join thousands of others in the spina bifida community virtually as you walk or roll safely in your own neighborhood, park, backyard, or inside your home.
Next, be sure to take a look at the schedule of events to take part in “Ask the Expert” sessions and adaptive fitness, dance, yoga, and Zumba classes for all bodies. It’s a full day of fun and education that you won’t want to miss!
How to Participate in the Virtual Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida
Be sure to register to join as an individual or part of a team. Then you can start fundraising on your social media or with friends and family.
If you prefer to support the Virtual Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida without directly participating, you can donate to the Spina Bifida Association here. All donations matter and help.
Next, make sure you’re logged in to watch the live feed on the event page.
Throughout the event, let’s all try to make it as fun as possible by commenting on other participants’ posts and photos. Try a virtual video call with your team members instead of an in-person group. You can cheer for each other and show your spirit as you walk and roll with your phones.
Plus, you can do even more by exercising your creativity. Print off one of these provided pages to share why you’re choosing to be a part of the National Day of Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida. Also, you can try decorating and making your own posters for the event.
As always, be sure to wear teal and yellow (the colors for spina bifida awareness). Make it fun and go all out with fun colored glasses, wigs, capes, balloons, and more. You can even dress up your pets!
At 180 Medical, we’re all excited to be a part of this year’s Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida. We hope you’ll join us this Sunday, October 25th!