2015 FUNDRAISING GOAL: $1.4M
The HLAA Walk4Hearing began in 2006 with just 6 Walks. This year, the Walk4Hearing celebrates 10 years of Walking for hearing loss awareness with 21 Walks throughout the country. Over those years, we have brought more than 58,000 people together for a day of fun and sharing to make hearing loss an urgent public health issue. We've also contributed to hundreds of local organizations that serve those with hearing loss through our alliances. Join us this year to continue the tradition and make this our best year yet!
“I am honored to be named the HLAA Walk4Hearing National Business Chair for 2015.
CapTel is privileged to again be a part of this movement -- bringing people together across the country to raise awareness for hearing loss concerns. The energy and excitement generated at each Walk4Hearing event nationwide plays a vital and vibrant role in forwarding education, support, and awareness of hearing loss issues.
As we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Walk4Hearing, I am continually inspired by the tremendous success and support HLAA has raised through these local events. It is a tangible reminder of the power that people have when they come together in support of one another and of hearing loss concerns. HLAA’s success in raising awareness has been critical to the work of hearing health professionals and businesses – the perfect compliment for providing individuals with hearing loss access to support, technology, and services to accomplish their personal goals.
We look forward to this year’s Walk4Hearing in cities across the country -– and invite you to join CapTel in support of HLAA."
-- Robert Engelke
Founder of CapTel Captioned Telephones
Any registered walker who raises $500 or more at the time of their walk will receive the Walk4Hearing backpack on the day of the Walk. You must attend the Walk to pick up your backpack. Backpacks will NOT be mailed. Team totals and donors do not qualify.
Description of backpack: 600D polyester with honeycomb accent. Large main compartment features front zippered pocket with organizer, side mesh pocket for water bottle (water bottle not included), and front D ring for keys. Adjustable, padded shoulder straps and top grab handle. Front pocket. Kid Friendly. 12" L x 7" W x 17.5" H.
My name is Tate. I'm the team captain for Tate's Troop for the Hartford Walk4Hearing. I am 13 years old.
This walk is important to me because I feel that every person with a hearing loss should have the information and support that they need. Money raised from the walk helps make this happen.
I got hearing aids when I was 3 1/2 years old when it was discovered that I had a bilateral sensorineural hearing loss.
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.