Thank you for your past support of the Chicago Walk4Hearing. Your donation to this cause is truly appreciated.
I have accepted the challenge of participating in the Hearing Loss Association of America's (HLAA) Chicago Walk4Hearing on Sunday, September 26, 2021, in Lincoln Park between Diversey and Fullerton east of Cannon Drive. Our team's name is Sound Off for Hearing.
The National HLAA advocates for those with hearing loss through its mission: “To open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.” This mission is achieved through services and programs informing on how hearing loss is detected and evaluated, as well as the medical and assisted listening technologies that help alleviate the scourge of hearing loss. The Association advocates for more realistic hearing aid costs, as well as insurance coverage for hearing assistive devices (hearing aids, the cochlear implant, etc.). It conducts seminars and national training programs, publishes the Hearing Life magazine, organizes a national convention, and supports a network of state and local chapters (see: http://www.hearingloss.org for more detail).
The funds raised by the Walk are divided as follows: 50% of your donation goes to the national office, 10% for the Chicago Walk expenses and 40% goes to our chapter. The proceeds from the Walk4Hearing are our chapter's main source of revenue which we use to provide live captioning at our now virtual meetings, pay the costs of our monthly newsletter, and pay for the basic essentials of running our chapter.
I am hoping you can support me in my efforts to raise awareness about hearing loss and to raise funds to support the goals of HLAA. Please join this endeavor by making a contribution to HLAA's Walk4Hearing on this website. You can make an online donation from my personal page (click the personal page link at the bottom of this message). Should you not wish to use the credit card procedure you can write a check payable to the “Walk4Hearing” and mail it to me; please indicate the donation is for the “Sound Off for Hearing” with me as a team member. If you have any questions you may contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of many!
This activity is important to me as the funds acquired will strengthen HLAA’s outreach efforts to the hearing loss community. Any amount, great or small, helps in the fight to make hearing loss an issue of national concern. I greatly appreciate your support
Member, HLAA Board of Directors
President, HLAA Chicago North Shore Chapter