See How You Can Get Involved
A message from the International Hip Dysplasia Institute
The International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) was created because one mom saw a need and decided she could make a difference (read her story here).
There are many similarities between how IHDI got its start, and you reaching out wanting to get involved. We wouldn’t be here without your support, and the world is a better place because of your advocacy. Every time you mention hip dysplasia in conversation, every dollar you donate, every time you share our posts on social media, you help to raise awareness and support our mission. We thank you for recognizing the need for bringing awareness to this common and curable condition.
The examples listed below were created to help guide you through the advocacy process. If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
There are a number of ways you can help the IHDI and advocate for those affected by neonatal hip instability and developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH).
Share your Story
The patient stories found on our website are some of the most valuable content we share. These stories show the emotional side of hip dysplasia and are often used to raise awareness. Please follow this link to submit your patient story: Patient Story Submission
Some of the most common feelings felt by someone newly diagnosed (either as a patient or as the parent of a patient) are that of loneliness and isolation. Many have never heard of hip dysplasia before and know very little about the condition. Here are a few examples of what advocates are doing to help raise awareness of hip dysplasia and IHDI:
One Hip World is a year-long fundraising and awareness campaign for hip dysplasia consisting of advocates from all over the world. Click here to read how it got started: One Hip World.
Blogs: This is a great way to share the day-to-day hardships and raise awareness for hip dysplasia. Here are a few examples from patients and parents:
- DDH UK
- Spica Life
- Poppy Loves Hip Dysplasia Journey
- And many more — awareness can come in many forms, find what suits you best and run with it!
Host an Event
This is one of the more popular ways to get involved. Here are a few examples of events that have been held to support IHDI:
Sips for Hips: A wine/beer tasting event with a silent auction. The first Sips for Hips was in 2015, and has sparked similar events in multiple states around the US.
Hip Hop 5k: A 5k that raises awareness and funds for hip dysplasia.
Endless Opportunities: Here are a few additional ideas: Auctions, Galas, Golf Tournaments, Walks/Runs, Trivia Tournaments, Community/Yard Sales, Talent Shows, Poker Nights, Dinners, Dances, Carnivals, Bake Sales…and the list goes on and on
We are here to help! Please contact the IHDI prior to creating an event. We can help by sending you hip dysplasia marketing material, the IHDI logo or create an online donation form specific for your event.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
100% of your donation will be used to support the mission and strategic initiatives of the IHDI. We strive to be good stewards and pride ourselves on reducing the physical, social, and economic burden for children and adults affected by neonatal hip instability and developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH).
To view what we have done with past donation please click here: Accomplishments
To donate online please click here: Donate.
For more information about philanthropic support please contact:
Natalie Caro – IHDI Coordinator / Administrator
Phone: (321) 843-5271