Join patients, families, and friends from around the world through this virtual event that raises postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) awareness and research funds, along with fostering fun and friendly competition.
Here's the CHALLENGE!
From Sept 1st to Sept 30th teams will compete for amazing prizes. Raise the most funds to win a day of POTS educational programming in your area, create the biggest team (the most registrants) to win a virtual meet n'greet with Dr. Blair Grubb, raise $1,000 to win a Dysautonomia International 2021 Conference ticket, and raise $100 to win Limited Edition POTS awareness shoelaces!
The goal of this event is to raise as much awareness about POTS and as much funding for POTS research as possible. While walking is not required to participate in this virtual event, we encourage everyone to set a personal goal for how many steps or miles you want to walk during the POTS Walk #STEPtember Challenge, whether you're just trying to walk around your house, or you're aiming to walk several miles a day. One mile is about 2,000 steps.
Announce your goal and share your progress on social media throughout the month with photos and stories, along with a link to your fundraising page, to encourage your friends and family to support you. Wheelchair rollers welcome too! If you tag Dysautonomia International in your posts, we'll share some of the posts on our social media pages.
Please go to the PRIZES page for detailed information .
Physician Education and Patient Education Event held in your region.
Raise $1,000 or more on your individual fundraising page to receive a complimentary ticket to the 2021 Dysautonomia International conference. (Note: Due to the decision to offer the 2020 conference free-of-charge, we have changed this prize.)
Meet-and-Greet with Dr. Blair Grubb, a Dysautonomia International Medical Advisory Board (MAB) member. This is a private, online Q&A for team members and their invited guests.
ALL individual fundraisers that raise $100 or more will receive a pair of Limited Edition POTS awareness shoelaces.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Kirsten Slowey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to the sponsorship page to become a POTS patient's hero, and to learn how your generous donation might be used to fund research that gets us one step closer to a cure. Together we can #CurePOTS!
"We’re really hoping you’ll join us for the #STEPtember Challenge. Every small step - especially taken together - helps members of this community in innumerable ways. It’s a great feeling, so please sign up today."
- Jackie Rutter Gully, Dysautonomia International Board of Directors & Event Chair
Photos from previous POTS Walks