The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) announces its annual Hudson Valley Walk4Hearing, to take place at Bowdoin State Park in Wappingers Falls, NY, on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The Hudson Valley is part of a nationally coordinated effort of 21 HLAA walkathons that have two clear goals: to increase awareness of the causes and consequences of hearing loss, and to raise funds to provide critical information and support for people with hearing loss.
To become a walker or team Captain, an event sponsor, or to obtain more information on how to join HLAA, go to www.walk4hearing.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local sponsors as of Aug 11th for the 2012 Hudson Valley Walk4Hearing include Byron’s HV Hearing Aid Center, Family Hearing Center, Montessori at Mountain Brook, Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service and Metro Sound Pros. National Sponsors of Walk4Hearing are: CapTel, MED EL, TMoble, IntriCon, Advanced Bionics, CaptionCall, and Cochlear.
HLAA, a 501 (c )(3) charitable organization with headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, has more than 200 chapters throughout the nation and is the voice for people with hearing loss. Founded in 1979 by Howard E. “Rocky” Stone as Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH), HLAA is the nation’s largest consumer advocacy organization of its kind. HLAA publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, holds annual conventions, and hosts online webinars on issues related to hearing loss.
Fees: Free, donations are accepted.
Time: Registration 10:30 A.M., Walk starts at 11:30 A.M.
Website: www.walk4hearing.org (click on Hudson Valley)