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.
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