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Walk4HEARING 5K Fundraising Walk - Minneapolis

9:00 am CDT September 26, 2015   |   Organized by: Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

Description

What is Walk4Hearing?

Walk4Hearing events are fundraising 5K (3.1 miles) walks held across the United States. Since its formation in 2006, Walk4Hearing has raised over $9 million dollars for programs and services for people with hearing loss, and has grown into the largest awareness and fundraising event for the Hearing Loss Association of America® (HLAA). Collaborating with local HLAA chapters, Walk4Hearing educates the general public about hearing loss while easing the associated stigma. Striving to make hearing loss a public health issue, thousands of people of all ages, races, and backgrounds have come together to display their compassion for the cause and to make hearing loss an issue of national concern.

Status of Hearing Loss in the United States:

  • 48 million Americans have some form of hearing loss

  • 26 million Americans have noise-induced hearing loss that could have been prevented

  • 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children are born deaf or with a hearing loss

  • 60 percent of the people with hearing loss are either in the work force or in educational settings

Why Participate in a Walk?

Supporters walk in the Walk4Hearing for many reasons: to support a family member or loved one; to create awareness of their own hearing loss; and to support the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). HLAA has seen the importance of walks for other organizations around the country and know that these Walks have created awareness and education. We believe that hearing loss is something everyone should have knowledge of. The Walk is creating awareness and becoming an educational tool for HLAA, to help make hearing loss an issue of national concern.

Who Participates?

Anyone can participate; family, friends, co-workers, businesses, schools and caring professionals that want to make a real difference for people affected by hearing loss. Thousands of families in our community, and millions across the country will benefit from your support and the success of the Walk4Hearing program.

Is there a registration fee?

No, there is no registration fee.




Event Time
Registration 9:00 am CDT September 26, 2015
Walk Begins 10:00 am CDT September 26, 2015

Location

Lake Calhoun

West Calhoun Parkway (near Thomas Beach)

Minneapolis, MN US

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