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Midwest Walk for Sjogren's

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ORGANIZATION: Sjogren's Foundation

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We could fill our remaining volunteer needs with one team of 15-20 volunteers, who would be willing and able to work from 7 a.m. to noon. From 7-8:30, they would set up tables and tents and possibly transport items to others who are setting up (e.g., chairs, sandbag weights for tents). After set up, they would help in various posts as described below. After the walk, they would help tear down and clean up.

There could be different volunteers for setting up and for the other tasks. Our needs would then be summarized by the following:

7-8:30 Set up (about 20 people) Chairs, tables, tents (including sandbags), mark route

8:00 - 10:30 Fill various roles as indicated

  • Registration helpers and greeters (5 people)
  • Inspirational Sign making station (2 people)
  • Photo Fun Area (2 people)
  • Food/Beverage Table (2 people)
  • First Aid Station (monitor supplies so they are not taken 1-2 people)
  • Expert Q and A session assistants (2 people)
  • Sjogren’s table helpers (2 people)
  • Walk helpers (hold banner, cheer)(2-4 people)
11:30 to end Clean up/tear down

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About Sjogren's Foundation

Location:

10701 Parkridge Blvd. STE. 170, Reston, VA 20191, US

Mission Statement

The Foundation's vision is to create a community where patients, healthcare professionals and researchers come together to conquer the complexities of Sjögren's. The Foundation’s mission is to: • Support Sjögren’s patients and their loved ones through education, resources and services • Provide credible resources and education for healthcare professionals • Serve as the voice for all Sjögren’s patients through advocacy and awareness initiatives • Lead, encourage and fund innovative research projects to better understand, diagnose and treat Sjögren’s

Description

The Midwest Walk for Sjögren’s in Madison, WI focuses on providing awareness and education of Sjögren’s within our local community. It helps to raise crucial funds to support research and education. It also provides the opportunity for patients to connect with other patients.

The Sjögren’s Foundation is the only non-profit organization focused on increasing research, education and awareness for Sjögren’s ("SHOW-grins"), one of the most prevalent autoimmune disorders, affecting as many as four million Americans, with an estimated 2.5 million patients currently undiagnosed. Sjögren’s is a systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. Along with symptoms of extensive dryness, other serious complications include profound fatigue, chronic pain, major organ involvement, neuropathies and lymphomas.

The Sjögren’s Foundation works closely with health care providers to ensure quality and consistency of care for the assessment and management of patients with Sjögren’s The Foundation has a strong advocacy and research arm to improve the lives of those with Sjögren’s. As of 2019, the Foundation has 65 active support groups in the United States. Today the Foundation raises over $2.5 Million annually to support its mission of education, awareness and research!

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Sports & Recreation
Community, Health & Medicine, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Sat Jun 01, 2024
07:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WHERE

1238 South Gammon RoadElver ParkMadison, WI 53719

(43.03788,-89.50371)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Full morning: 5 hours Separate duties: 1 hour
  • Set up and clean up volunteers need to be fit enough to move folding tables, tents and sandbags.

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