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Walk Ambassador photoThe Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing is thrilled to announce our first ever Walk4Hearing Ambassador, Katherine Pawlowski. As Walk4Hearing Ambassador, Katherine’s goal is to raise awareness for people “just like her,” as in others who have a hearing loss. For Katherine, the Walk4Hearing is a “voice...and a loud one! Kids just like me need support, empowerment and help advocating for ourselves and others who have hearing loss.” It’s going to be an exciting year with Katherine at the helm.

Throughout the 2014 Walk4Hearing season, the Walk4Hearing Ambassador will conduct interviews with young walkers to be featured in HLAA’s Hearing Loss Magazine, motivate walkers through blast emails, attend Walks around the country, and speak at hearing loss awareness events. We can’t wait for her to get started!

Learn more about Katherine's story and her featured article from the HLAA’s Hearing Loss Magazine which includes her speech from the 2013 Washington DC Walk4Hearing kickoff. Also, click here to check out Katherine's most recent video about what motivates her to participate in the Washington DC Walk4Hearing.

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Walk4Hearing Coloring Book Contest Winner
The Walk4Hearing team is thrilled to announce the winner of the “Why I Walk” coloring book contest is 7-year-old Allyson Pape from the Dayton/Cincinnati Walk4Hearing. Allyson’s colorful artwork illustrates that she walks to support her younger brother, Brady, who has hearing loss.

In addition, her drawing encompasses other factors that make the Walk4Hearing a true success family, fun, friends, and raising awareness. Allyson’s drawing will be featured in Walk4Hearing’s new coloring book being published this spring.

See winner and submissions from other walkers.

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Captioning Displayed on Smart PhoneAttention Walkers! Remember to bring your smart phones 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*, or Droid.

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.

*To view the captions on the BlackBerry, you will need to be running the BlackBerry OS version 4.6 or higher, enable JavaScript, and set the browser type to BlackBerry. Then open the live event with the BlackBerry browser.