Sara's Gift


The SBAG is proud to announce Sara's Gift, a fund which will provide assistance to families or individuals affected by Spina Bifida to attend various educational classes and programs both locally and nationally.  Each year, the Board will provide a stipend to one or more persons affected by Spina Bifida to attend a Conference or educational class to help in underwriting registration and/or travel expenses.

Sara's Gift is named in honor of Sara Sadler Turnipseed, wife of current SBAG president William Turnipseed, and mother of Board member Nancy Turnipseed, who died on November 29, 2013, after a short illness.

Since her daughter was born with spina bifida in 1980, Sara was involved with the SBAG, serving on the Board in the late 1980's. She would have liked nothing more than to have this money raised in honor of her memory to be used to help educate and to empower people born with SB to realize their great potential to become productive members of society.

Current Offering:


Contest to Attend the National Conference in Minnesota

Applications may be completed online or printed and mailed via US Postal Service

Applications must be received no later than May 20, 2016.

Winner(s) will be contacted by May 25, 2016.

Winner(s) will be announced on June 1, 2016.

Eligibility Requirements:  

Anyone meeting the requirements outlined in this document may enter. All who apply and meet the criteria will be considered eligible. The eligibility requirements that must be met are:

  • Applicant must have Spina Bifida or be a parent/caregiver of a child/adult with Spina Bifida.
  • Applicant must be a SBAG member who resides in Georgia.
  • Winner will send photos or write an article for the SBAG e-blast or post social media during conference or present to the SBAG community at an event.
  • Applicant is responsible for meals not provided during the conference, tips, and any incidentals at the hotel. A credit card may be required upon check-in to cover incidentals. 
  • Hotel check in is Saturday, June 25, 2016. Check out is Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
  • Opening Reception is Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 5:00 PM.
  • The conference will conclude at 2 pm onTuesday.