Raise Awareness

Raise Awareness

Raise Awareness

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:


If you want to learn more about how to get active within the DDH Community please visit our affiliate site “Miles4Hips” as they host and facilitate our fundraising events where you can “Compete Philanthropically” by building a fundraising team, volunteer with other wonderful international community members , or represent by taking advantage of an array of “New Merch Options” for yourself or a loved one who is affected. A percentage of these merchandise funds is a direct contribution to the IHDI’s Mission. See out community getting involved in this years “Pass the Crutch” video.

Upcoming Events

Day of Movement  Oct 22, 2022

Host an Event

Here are a some examples of events that have been held to support IHDI, but not limited:

Community Fundraising FAQ

Bake sale
Bake your favorite sweets and sell them to
neighbors, friends, and co-workers with proceeds
benefiting the charity.
Car wash
Gather your friends and family and host a car
wash in your community to benefit the hospital.
Jeans day
Ask your boss if your company could host a jeans
day once a month. On the designated day, anyone
who donates $10 to the charity can wear jeans for
the day.
Gift Exchange In lieu of a holiday gift
exchange, choose an area of the hospital to
designate support

Dinner with friends
Host a dinner party for friends, asking each guest or
couple to bring a check for the charity in the
amount it would have cost them to go out for
Birthday party
Rather than asking for birthday gifts, invite
your guests to bring a check for the charity.
Yard sale
Invite neighbors and friends to have a yard sale
in your neighborhood with proceeds benefiting
the charity.
Paint night
Organize a paint night with friends and
collect donations for your charity

Tilitfy Gaming: Fundraise while entertaining family and friends. Tiltify

Endless OpportunitiesHere 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 ihdionline@gmail.com