Hearing Loss Association of America's Long Beach Walk4Hearing Raises Awareness in California

BETHESDA, Md.--()--The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) will host the Long Beach Walk4Hearing at Shoreline Park, California, on Sunday, June 1, 2014, with check-in/registration at 9 a.m. and the 5K (3.1 miles) Walk beginning at 10 a.m. There will be pre-Walk refreshments, snacks and family-friendly entertainment. The Long Beach Walk4Hearing is one of 21 events happening across the nation this year. To register online, visit walk4hearing.org.

To further its goal of creating awareness about hearing loss, and to directly affect the communities in which the Walks take place, HLAA has teamed up with Alliance groups at each Walk. This unique collaboration with nonprofit, hearing-related organizations such as schools, hospitals, and hearing healthcare-related entities, provides them the opportunity to raise money and have the benefit of retaining a portion of the total amount raised by their teams for programs in their own community. The success of this program is evident in its growth from 16 Alliance groups in 2008 to 151 in 2013.

Walk4Hearing would like to thank the following 2014 Walk4Hearing National Sponsors for their support of this year’s Walks:

Presenting Sponsors: CapTel Captioned Telephone, hi HealthInnovations, MED-EL

Platinum Sponsor: T-Mobile USA

Gold Sponsors: Advanced Bionics, CaptionCall, Cochlear Americas, Wells Fargo

The silver local sponsor for this year’s Long Beach Walk is Oticon.

Since its inception in 2006, the Walk4Hearing has raised more than $7.7 million and has welcomed 46,000 walkers, making it the nation's largest and fastest-growing hearing loss fundraising and public awareness Walk in the country. In addition to raising awareness, Walk4Hearing raises funds that are used in local communities.

About Hearing Loss Association of America

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), founded in 1979, opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support. In addition to the Walk4Hearing program, HLAA publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, holds annual conventions (Convention 2014 is June 26-29 in Austin, TX), advocates for the rights of people with hearing loss, and has an extensive network of chapters and state organizations across the country. The national headquarters is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301.657.2248 or visit hearingloss.org.

Contacts

Hearing Loss Association of America
Ronnie Adler, Director of Walk4Hearing
301-657-2248
radler@hearingloss.org

Release Summary

HLAA's Walk4Hearing kicks off in Long Beach, CA, raising awareness about hearing loss. Sponsors: CapTel, hi HealthInnovations, MED-EL,T-Mobile, Advanced Bionics, CaptionCall, Cochlear, Wells Fargo.

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Contacts

Hearing Loss Association of America
Ronnie Adler, Director of Walk4Hearing
301-657-2248
radler@hearingloss.org