Spina Bifida Association of Iowa

Spina Bifida Association of Iowa

Kids and adults with Spina Bifida are reaching new heights!

We’re building better and brighter futures for all those impacted by Spina Bifida!

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How can we help you?

The Spina Bifida Association of Iowa (SBAI) serves adults and children who are affected by Spina Bifida. Our mission is to promote the prevention of Spina Bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected.

How do we do that?

  • Educational Programs
  • Direct Assistance Programs
  • Social Events
  • Summer Camp Scholarships
  • College Scholarships
  • and by connecting individuals with Spina Bifida to others, because together we are stronger!

SBAI is a chapter of the Spina Bifida Association, the only national voluntary health agency solely dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with Spina Bifida and those whose lives are touched by this challenging birth defect.

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Spina Bifida is the most common neural tube defect in the United States—affecting 1,500 to 2,000 of the more than 4 million babies born in the country each year.


Spina Bifida occurs in approximately 7 of out every 10,000 live births in the United States.


An estimated 166,000 individuals with Spina Bifida live in the United States.

Upcoming Events

Walk-N-Roll 2020 – 100 Mile Challenge

Walk-N-Roll 2020 | 100 Mile Challenge!

Our most important event is our annual Walk-N-Roll held in the fall, where over 400 people walk together and raise money to show support for people with Spina Bifida.

THIS YEAR we changed Walk-N-Roll 2020 to a summer event--a 100 mile fitness challenge! Our goal is to promote walking, rolling, and healthy living for the rest of the summer to help keep everyone healthy and focused on staying that way!
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