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Arizona Group Fights to Silence ‘Ringing in the Ears’

Teams gather to take part in the "Walk to Silence Tinnitus" 5K event.

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The second annual Arizona "Walk to Silence Tinnitus" is planned for March 24 at DC Ranch in Scottsdale. Thfe 5K event hosted by the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) is coordinated and sponsored by Arizona health professionals and patients who both treat and have tinnitus.

Tinnitus is a commonly overlooked and underserved health condition impacting up to 50 million people in the United States and is referred to as “ringing in the ears.” It also is the number one service-connected disability affecting United States veterans. While there are treatments that work for some people, there is currently no cure. The Walk will begin and end on Market Street at DC Ranch, and includes prizes for the top fundraising teams and a raffle for all participants.

To start or join a team or to donate, visit Azwalk.ata.org

WHAT: The 2nd Annual AZ Walk to Silence Tinnitus
WHEN:  The walk begins at 8 a.m. on March 24. 
WHERE: Market Street at DC Ranch, SE Corner of Thompson Peak Parkway and Pima Road in Scottsdale.
WHY: To raise research funds for tinnitus, commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears.” Tinnitus robs silence from 16 million people in the United States who suffer from chronic, unrelenting tinnitus.
In addition to the 5K Walk, there will be vendors participating with booths, including local tinnitus health professionals and device manufacturers, who will be on-hand to answer your tinnitus-related questions. There also will be a raffle at the conclusion of the Walk, where participants can win prizes from Phoenix metro-area businesses.
A leader in the tinnitus research and patient care arena, the American Tinnitus Association invites you to participate in this exciting event which will raise restricted funds for research.

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