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December Exercise Challenge for DBSAN

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Let’s get moving!

Thank you for your interest in joining our Challenge! By joining us, you are helping us raising awareness about DeafBlind people, and supporting our mission of educating and exposing people DeafBlind people and their culture.

December’s Exercise Challenge is to do 15.5 hours of exercise for the month. That’s equal to 30 minutes each day. A half hour of exercise a day keeps us in shape, and 30 minutes of exercise a day is proven to reduce depression and anxiety.

What are some exercise ideas? Walking on a treadmill, outside, or in a mall; riding a bike; doing yoga or martial arts; dancing; playing sports; and much more!

You don’t need to do it all at one time, you can break up the 30 minutes into 2 or 3 segments, or you can do more. It’s all up to you!

After you register, we'll send you an email with more information!

Top Donors

Sarah M.
$250
Jessica E.
$150
Patricia C.
$100
Kirk J.
$100
Holly S.
$100

The Stats

$1,255 / $3,450 Raised
23
Participants
35
Donors
A pie chart of "Total Time By Activity" with a subtitle calculating total time at 217 Hours and 9 Minutes showing 11 activities exercised, in minutes: Cycling (indoors) at 1388. Cycling (outdoors) at 120. Dancing at 105. Martial arts at 1125. Running (indoors) at 74. Running (outdoors) at 114. Walking (indoors) at 2477. Walking (outdoors) at 3648. Weight lifting at 850. Yoga at 17. Other at 3120.

Fundraising Milestones

Bronze

When you reach $150, you are eligible to earn a DBSAN T-shirt.

Silver

When you reach $300, you are eligible to earn a DBSAN Exercise Challenge Coin.

Gold

When you reach $1,000, you are eligible to earn a Meteor Vibrating Watch.

Platinum

When you reach $5,000, you are eligible to earn a 2022 iPad Pro 12.9 inch.

Exercise Milestones

Bronze

When you reach 30 minutes, you are eligible to earn a Baby Steps Badge.

Silver

When you reach 210 minutes, you are eligible to earn a Get Fit, Don't Quit Badge.

Gold

When you reach 450 minutes, you are eligible to earn a Rising Star Badge.

Platinum

When you reach 930 minutes, you are eligible to earn a Healthy Heart Badge.

Frequently Asked Questions

The DeafBlind Support and Access Network (DBSAN) was founded with one simple goal – as a way to connect the DeafBlind community across the US and the globe. Since then, it has expanded the programs to educate the mainstream community to DeafBlind people and our culture. At DBSAN, we’re dedicated to making a difference. Since 2020, we have provided support meetings, workshops, panels, contests, and a DeafBlind retreat.. Our goal is simple: is to provide the DeafBlind community with access, education, support, and networking.

Money raised goes towards paying for interpreters for meetings; costs for renting space to provide training; to cover costs for hosting conferences and retreats, as well as to offer scholarships; and covering a variety of eventsto allow people to have new experiences.

You can register by clicking on Register / Login at the top of this page.

Yes, the registration is completely free. We strongly encourage you to start a fundraiser so you can help DBSAN with our mission.

That is great! Ask them to register online at our website.

No. There is no age limit, but we do want people to feel comfortable with the challenge and not push beyond their limitations. Remember: if you are under 18, you need a parent or a guardian to agree you can take part in the challenge.

Yes, of course! Lead by example - then invite friends and family to donate as well.

Yes. There are no limits on how many donations one can make.

Yes! When you log into your participant page through our website, there is a link for your page url above the donation goal. Copy this link and share it with your friends.

Check the fundraising milestones on the main Challenge page. Every dollar we raise helps us provide services to the DeafBlind community.

Fundraising can be tough, but there are a few things you can try. Share your page url to social media and ask friends to donate. Add a personal story about why people should donate to your participant page.

Yes, they can donate through the donation link on your page.

You can always donate the amount to your own fundraiser via credit card or you can send a check to:

DBSAN
665 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, CT 06066

We will send you an email with your prize. You will need to choose to accept or decline the prize. Prizes will be sent out after the Challenge has finished. We may contact you to confirm your address or to schedule delivery.

Please allow at least three to four weeks for delivery after the fundraiser has ended so we have time to have the prizes manufactured. If it has been longer than that, please reach out to us at info@dbsan.org.

On your participant page, there is an option to add an exercise. Select your activity, add the amount of time exercised in minutes, add an optional photo or comment, and click to submit. The time will now show up on your page, and will also be added to total time exercised on the main Challenge page.

Absolutely. If you want to set your own goal - go for it!

We would love to see everyone complete the challenge, but we understand that doing 30 minutes of exercise every day might not be feasible for everyone - every minute of exercise you log gets us closer to our goal, so thank you for participating!

Absolutely not! We trust you! But it is a great idea to post updates on your progress to your facebook page to help encourage others to donate and keep going.

We do have a number of ways that we can detect cheaters, however we do realize that no matter what we do or how we structure it, people are always going to be able to cheat if that’s what they want to do. E.g. Put their Fitbit on their dog!

There are no prizes for first place.

If someone wants to cheat then they are only cheating themselves.