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Get Ready to Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida

Mar 13, 2024 12:56:48 PM / by ABC Medical

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We know some amazing people who live with spina bifida – and we bet you do, too! It takes a community of support to make sure people of all ages with spina bifida get the care and advocacy they deserve.

Registration is opening soon for the 2024 Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida events across the country, held by local chapters of the Spina Bifida Association (SBA). Take a look at how you can get involved in this fantastic fundraising campaign.

The SBA is a national nonprofit organization that helps people with spina bifida live longer, healthier lives. Founded in 1973, their mission centers on research, education and support, clinical care, network building and advocacy.

Over the past 50 years, SBA has grown to include 25 chapters across the country. Members and leaders include adults living with spina bifida, health care providers, parents, and caregivers. Find your local SBA chapter.

Largest Annual Fund-raising Event

The SBA Walk-N-Roll centers on an easy one-mile trek for people of all ages and abilities. It’s non-competitive, so it’s all about the fun and friendship!

Chapter teams go all-out hosting fun gatherings with family-oriented games, resource and education fairs, sponsor giveaways, entertainment stages, and more. Community events are held from May through November depending on the location.

If you can’t make it to an in-person event, you won’t be left out! The Walk-N-Roll Your Way program means you can participate anywhere, anytime. This online platform connects you with the resources and guidance to do your own fundraising campaign for an individual or your own team.. Start a Walk-N-Roll Your Way campaign.

The numbers for the SBA's 50th anniversary in 2023 were pretty impressive:

  • 20 community Walk-N-Roll events
  • 3,786 participants
  • $568,859 raised
  • $20,000+ raised through Walk-N-Roll Your Way

The need for Spina Bifida support never ends, so 2024 is a great time to join in! Register for a 2024 Walk-N-Roll celebration.

Volunteer Opportunities at Any Level

If you’re an individual living with spina bifida, you can bring great value and exposure to Walk-N-Roll events by becoming an SBA Ambassador. This program shines a spotlight on the people who make up the many different perspectives of our amazing community. Become a 2024 Spina Bifida Ambassador.

Likewise, if you’re a parent, family member, caregiver, or health professional, your involvement is also essential. You can solicit pledges for the one-mile walk, recruit corporate sponsors, organize a community event, or serve as a team captain. Cheerleaders along the route are always welcome too! Follow National Walk-N-Roll on Facebook.


Every Mile and Dollar Makes a Difference

Wondering how donations to SBA are used? Money raised by YOU has a powerful impact on the Spina Bifida community:

  • $100 gives a voice to the SBA community that allows them to advocate for better insurance coverage and more funding for clinics.
  • $500 provides local communities with opportunities for scholarships, grants, SBA educational programs and more.
  • $750 helps provide educational opportunities for doctors to ensure that all expectant parents get current information about spina bifida diagnosis.
  • $1,500 helps SBA build a clinician-to-clinician hotline so doctors can consult in the treatment of spina bifida.

Spina bifida is the most common congenital birth defect that causes disability – and there is currently no cure. By supporting research and advocacy campaigns, together we can help people with Spina Bifida live healthy and active lives.

Experts are standing by to support all your supply needs. Fill out the form or call 866-897-8588.

Disclaimer: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For medical advice, please speak with your healthcare provider.


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