2016 FUNDRAISING GOAL: $1.4M
HLAA Walk4Hearing began in 2006 with just 6 walks and a dream of raising awareness for the hearing loss community. Ten years later, we're still going strong. Since 2006, we have expanded to 22 walks and brought more than 70,000 people together for Walk4Hearing, united in our goal of making hearing loss an urgent, visible public health issue. We've also contributed to hundreds of local organizations across the country that serve the hearing loss community. Please join us again this year and help make 2016 a year to remember!
- Approximately 48 million Americans have a significant hearing loss.
- 80% of people with hearing loss who could benefit from a hearing aid do not wear one.
- Even a mild hearing loss can cause a child to miss as much as 50% of classroom discussion.
- About 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable hearing loss in one or both ears.
Any registered walker who raises $500 or more at the time of their walk will receive the Walk4Hearing umbrella on the day of the Walk. You must attend the Walk to pick up your umbrella. Umbrellas will NOT be mailed. Team totals and donors do not qualify.
This is a 41" folding umbrella which features a manual opening and has a three section folding metal shaft. The ergonomic matte black handle makes it easy to hold even during the windiest storms.There's a plastic wrist strap attached to the handle, the canopy is made from polyester and has a matching color case. The umbrella folds to 9" when closed.
Attention Walkers! Remember to bring your SmartPhones with you to the Walk because we will be streaming live CART to web-enabled smart phones. All pre-Walk speeches will be captioned on your iPhone, BlackBerry*, Droid, or iPad.
On Walk day all walkers who have their smart phone can go to www.quickcaption.com. There on the website homepage will be a large purple Walk4Hearing icon. Simply click the icon, click the "CC" icon next to your Walk location, real-time captioning will be enabled and displayed on your smart phone. There will be information cards with instructions available at the registration/check-in table on Walk day. This great service is provided by QuickCaption.