Walk for Hearing Health - Sertoma Celebrate Sound Walk
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Pricing info: $20 registration fee; free hearing screening for participants
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Sertoma's CELEBRATE SOUND Don't Walk in Silence is a national fund- and awareness-raising event created to help promote hearing health in local communities. "Why hearing health?" The answer is simple, today over 50 million people in the United States alone suffer from some kind of hearing loss. With our technological life style, that number continues to grow. Join Sertoma for 1- or 2-mile walks through Downtown Raleigh, beginning and ending at Shaw University's Willie E. Gary Student Building, at the intersection of Blount and South streets. Participants can receive free hearing screenings, learn more about hearing health, join in games for kids and adults alike, and enjoy the music of the Shaw University Pep Band. As they walk through downtown Raleigh, participants will collect trash along the way -- in partnership with the 86it Anti-Litter Campaign. LOCAL CHARITABLE PURPOSE: Half of the net proceeds will stay in the Raleigh area to support two great organizations who were selected by the local hosts: the Raleigh Sertoma Club and the Capital City Sertoma Club. BEGINNINGS for Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc. is a nonprofit that helps parents and families understand hearing loss, and the diverse needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. BEGINNINGS' impartial support helps families make informed decisions and empowers them to advocate for their child's needs. BEGINNINGS is there from the time the hearing loss is identified, no matter what the age, and continues to be there for the family until their child turns 22. Shaw University's Department of Allied Health Profession: Communication Sciences and Disorders - The Shaw University Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinic, along with the bachelor of science degree in communication sciences and disorders, have co-existed since 1968. These programs have been instrumental in the provision of speech, language and hearing services in the Raleigh/Wake County community and in the preparation of undergraduate students for graduate study in communication sciences and disorders. Find out more and register at www.celebratesound.org.