What actions can I take to help myself and others suffering from a vestibular disorder?
Your donation helps VeDA continue to provide information and support to countless vestibular patients and expand our advocacy efforts so we can help reduce diagnosis times and improve treatment outcomes. VeDA has been a 501(c)( 3) nonprofit organization since 1987, so your donation is tax-deductible, and every cent makes a difference!
By becoming a member of VeDA you're joining a community of support - people who understand what it feels like to have a vestibular disorder. Membership benefits include a subscription to our quarterly newsletter, "On the Level," discounts on books and publications, and access to an online forum of people who can relate to what you're going through.
Having a fundraiser for VeDA can have an amazing impact as it increases awareness as well as funds! Your fundraiser can be as big or small as you like: create an online fundraiser and send out email/social media requests, ask people to support VeDA for your birthday or other special date, host a dinner party, it is up to you!
Be part of a grassroots campaign that raises awareness about the challenges of living with a vestibular disorder, and funds for VeDA's patient education programs. There are lots of fun ways you can make a difference, like creating a personal campaign page, walking in the Dizzy Dash, or entering the "Flat Flamingo" photo contest.
Support groups provide a unique and critical service: acceptance. VeDA maintains a list of vestibular support groups. If none exist in your area you may want to consider starting one of your own. VeDA can help by providing sample meeting outlines, topics, and access to others in your area that might want to join.
Research into vestibular disorders can help the medical profession understand more about what causes vestibular dysfunction and which treatments are most effective. If you would like to participate in a research study we recommend that you read, "What should I know about vestibular research" first. You can also learn more about specific research studies currently underway.
VeDA has partnered with V-Dac to make it easy for you to donate your car, truck, RV, or boat to VeDA. You can sign up online - V-Dac will even have your vehicle picked up from your home. If you have questions about this process feel free to contact VeDA directly at (800) 837-8428.