Dear Friends and Family,
Hi again, I'm heading up Team Fanwood for a 5th year! The Walk4Hearing and Deaf Gain will be on Sat., May 12th, 2018 at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights, NY. The more walkers and/or online contributors, the broader the reach in raising awareness for hearing loss for hearing, and for awareness and respect for the Deaf culture. Join Team Fanwood for a day of sign language or give online!
Fanwood, our school aka New York School for the Deaf, gets 40% of all the money Team Fanwood can raise. Fanwood is about DEAF GAIN and, to be sure, there are Deaf individuals who have full and happy lives. They resent the fact that some view them as having a stigma or less than a real life. Team Fanwood celebrates all people, no matter the degree of hearing or the degree of deafness a person has. Within the Deaf community there is a rich and full culture and we support keeping American Sign Language thriving and increasing and respected.
Some Team Fanwood members, like myself, use hearing aid technology and maintain a connection with the hearing world. Thank you for your support and I look forward to your involvment! Be sure to wear Fanwood blue and yellow/gold colors if you decide to join us at the walk! Thanks and Join As You Are! :-)
Laura Mrugalski (914) 320-7214 v/text (914) 259-8307 VP
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