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Walkers from Across the Country will Join the Hearing Loss Association of America and the 2008 Walk4Hearing

You are invited to participate in the 2008 Walk4Hearing. There are many ways to be involved.

The 2008 Hearing Loss Association of America Walk4Hearing will be in 17 cities nationwide. We expect 4,000 walkers and have a fundraising goal of $650,000. The walk proceeds, which are shared evenly between the national HLAA organization and the local sponsoring HLAA chapter or state organization, go toward programs and services for people with hearing loss and their families.

HLAA launched the Walk4Hearing in 2006 in six cities to:

  • increase awareness among the general public about hearing loss and the 31 million Americans who have hearing loss
     
  • minimize the stigma associated with wearing hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other assistive technology by educating people about hearing loss
     
  • raise funds to expand services and programs for people with hearing loss and their families at the national and local levels
     
  • empower the HLAA state organizations and chapters to organize walks for fundraising and local outreach.

2008 Walk4Hearing Information

You can walk, form a team, donate, sponsor, and more. To find out how you can participate go to www.walk4hearing.org.

Walk4Hearing Sites

Safety Harbor, Florida: April 12

Atlanta: April 19

St. Louis, Missouri: April 26

Longmont, Colorado: May 3

Westchester/Mid-Hudson, New York: May 3

Southeast Michigan: May 3

Rochester, New York: May 4

Columbus, Ohio: June 7

Grand Rapids, Michigan: June 21

Northern California: September 21

Permian Basin, Texas: September 27

Garden State, New Jersey: October 18

New York City: October 19

Houston: November 1

Chicago: TBA

New England Region: TBA

National Capital Region, Washington DC: TBA

About HLAA

Hearing Loss Association of America is the nation's foremost consumer organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA's national support network includes an office in the Washington D.C. area, 15 state organizations, and 200 local chapters. The HLAA mission is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy, and support. Information can be found at www.hearingloss.org. The national headquarters is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301.657.2248 (Voice and TTY)

Sponsors

To date, the Walk4Hearing has the national sponsorship of Advanced Bionics, Sorenson, and T-Mobile. There is a variety of sponsor opportunities to showcase your company. Contact Christopher T. Sutton at csutton@hearingloss.org.

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