These are trying times for all of us and no different for people affected by Spina Bifida. The fun we usually have in summer isn’t happening and fall plans don’t look much better. BUT, earlier this year we adopted a new mission statement, and we’ve decided to act on it right now!
Our mission is
to provide a better and brighter future for all those impacted by Spina Bifida!
Since the pandemic we’ve had to make cuts in our direct service programs available to people with Spina Bifida, so we decided changes were needed immediately to enhance our programs for the summer and
we are asking you to join us in a new program –because the time to act is now!
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. We just 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!
While we promote these efforts for healthy living we are also committing to raise $50,000 for our programs. Will you join us in our summer 100-mile fitness challenge? There are several ways you can get involved:
Organize a team and challenge employees to go 100 miles!
Supporting an employee whose life is affected by Spina Bifida
Sponsor a team with a matching donation
You name it!
Here’s a little more about what we do….
The Spina Bifida Association of Iowa (SBAI) serves adults and children who are affected by Spina Bifida. We provide educational programs, direct assistance programs, social events and scholarships for summer camps and college. We are a conduit for the community to connect individuals with Spina Bifida to others, because together we are stronger.
As the most common neural tube defect in the United States, Spina Bifida affects 1,500 to 2,000 of the more than 4 million babies born in the country each year. Spina Bifida occurs in about 7 out of every 10,000 live births in the US, with an estimated 166,000 individuals currently living with Spina Bifida nationally. The good news is that people with Spina Bifida are living longer–half of those affected today are adults. Now let’s work together to make their lives better and brighter!
More information is attached and we look forward to speaking to you about this opportunity.
Please contact us or Carlyn Crowe, Executive Director of the Spina Bifida Association of Iowa, at 515-974-7775.
Thank you for your support!
Rhonda Brown Dave Lindeman
Rhonda Brown, Walk-N-Roll Co-Chair David Lindeman, Walk-N-Roll Co-Chair
The Spina Bifida Association of Iowa is a registered 501(C)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 23-7409476).