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!
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.
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:
Bake your favorite sweets and sell them to
neighbors, friends, and co-workers with proceeds
benefiting the charity.
Gather your friends and family and host a car
wash in your community to benefit the hospital.
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
Gift Exchange In lieu of a holiday gift
exchange, choose an area of the hospital to
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
Rather than asking for birthday gifts, invite
your guests to bring a check for the charity.
Invite neighbors and friends to have a yard sale
in your neighborhood with proceeds benefiting
Organize a paint night with friends and
collect donations for your charity
Tilitfy Gaming: Fundraise while entertaining family and friends. Tiltify
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