Join the American Tinnitus Association on June 25, 2011 for the Jack Vernon Walk to Silence Tinnitus
Portland, OR - The Jack Vernon Walk to Silence Tinnitus will take place on Saturday June 25, 2011 at Willamette Park, just south of beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon. A fundraiser to support the American Tinnitus Association’s (ATA) research grant program, this event includes both a physical walk and an online walk. The physical walk will begin at 10:00 a.m. and lasts until approximately 12:00 p.m. There will be prizes for the highest fundraising teams and a raffle for all physical participants.
This year’s Walk is particularly important because it is the first year that we will hold this event in memory of our late co-founder, Jack A. Vernon, Ph.D., heralded as “the godfather of tinnitus research.” ATA named the walk after him last year in his honor and will continue the tradition in his memory. All proceeds from the Jack Vernon Walk to Silence Tinnitus will be restricted exclusively to funding tinnitus research. The online walk is happening now and continues through the end of June. If you would like to participate in this important event, but cannot attend the physical walk, we encourage you to start a team and join the online walk at walk.ata.org.
- WHO: The American Tinnitus Association
- WHAT: The Jack Vernon Walk to Silence Tinnitus
- WHEN: Saturday June 25, 2011 – Physical walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
- WHERE: Willamette Park, SW Macadam Ave & Nebraska St (Click here for a map).
- WHY: Tinnitus, commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” affects 50 million Americans and of those, up to 16 million seek medical attention for this sometimes debilitating condition. Additionally, tinnitus is the numberâone serviceâconnected disability veterans from all periods of service.This walk will raise restricted funds for the American Tinnitus Association’s research grant program and help contributeto the eventual cure of this disabling condition.
About the American Tinnitus Association
The American Tinnitus Association, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the nation’s foremost organization committed to curing tinnitus. For 40 years, ATA has helped tinnitus patients understand and manage the ringing in their ears. ATA exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that
advance tinnitus research. Founded in 1971, ATA has contributed millions of dollars to medical research projects focused on curing tinnitus. The association also provides information on tinnitus to the public and advocates for effective public policies that support its mission of curing tinnitus.
Source: American Tinnitus Association