Saturday, March 29

HLAA Walk4Hearing 2008

The Walk4Hearing is a nationally coordinated effort sponsored by the Hearing Loss Association of America. The HLAA is the nation’s foremost consumer organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA impacts accessibility, public policy, research, public awareness, and service delivery related to hearing loss on a national and global level. The HLAA mission is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy, and support. The Walk4Hearing is the HLAA's primary way of generating funds and raising awareness about hearing loss and related issues.

We learned of the Walk4Hearing through the Ohio Chapter of AG Bell. Our chapter is helping to sponsor the walk and will be volunteering on walk day. In addition, many members of the Ohio Chapter of AG Bell will be participating in the walk, including Drew! There is a kick-off luncheon at Dave and Busters on Saturday April 12 at 11:30 am. There will be a brief speech made at the luncheon about AG Bell by...ME! I'm honored that I was asked to represent the Ohio Chapter of AG Bell at this event and am excited to help kick off a wonderful event!

The 5K walk in Columbus, Ohio will take place on Saturday, June 7th at 10:00 am. It will be held at Beekman Park on the Ohio State University campus. We have created a team for the walk called Turn On My Ears! Please join our team! You can make a financial contribution, if you would like, or you can walk with us as part of team Turn On My Ears! It is a great way to raise awareness about hearing loss. Drew hopes to see you there!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I'm doing that Florida! I'm not speaking though...I'm proud of you for doing that!! ((hugs))