Hey, errbuddies 🙂 Just so you know, I have no affiliation with Madison, Mad Rollin Dolls, UWisc, SinCity, or pretty much anything, now that I think of it. Anyway, read on!!!
“Dear Derby Friends,
My name is Meaghan Combs, aka Sugalumps. I am a skater with Madison’s WFTDA flat track league, the Mad Rollin Dolls. I am also a Family Medicine doctor at the University of Wisconsin. Please consider sharing this email with your league.
In my practice of medicine, I have realized there is no data about Roller Derby and especially about our injuries from the sport we love. The first step in preventing injuries is to know what injuries are happening. I have created an anonymous survey for skaters and refs to take regarding what injuries they have had, what they did to help them get better, what professional care they sought, and what derby means to them in life overall.
The survey is open to anyone who is a current or past skater or ref; male or female, flat or banked track. The only restrictions are that the survey is only available in English, and that it is for adults only (over 18 please).
Feel free to send this email onto other derby leagues or skaters you know of so they can participate as well.
The survey is available online. It is anonymous and takes about 5 to 15 minutes to complete. All participants are eligible to enter into a lottery for one of five $200 gift cards to Sin City Skates.
Here is the link. http://study.uwsc.wisc.edu/derby. There is more information about taking the survey on the website. The survey will be open until Friday June 7th.
Again, please share the link with as many interested skaters or refs as you wish. The more respondents, the more useful the information will be to all of us.
Thanks much! Please email me with questions.
Sugalumps/ Meaghan Combs MD
meaghanita.combs -at- gmail.com”