Date(s) & Time(s)::
August 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Location: Downtown Freimann Square, Fort Wayne
2nd Annual Lend Me Your Ears Walk
A Walk for Hearing Health Awareness: Are You In the Loop? with Mayor Tom Henry
When: August 17, 2013 Time: 10am (registration at 9am)
Where: Downtown Freimann Square, Fort Wayne, Indiana
(this is a Rainy Date, original walk was scheduled on June 1, 2013 and cancelled due to flooding)
Local nonprofit HearCare Connection will present its annual walk for hearing on August 17 at Freimann Square as part of its annual awareness campaign and fundraiser. This year will mark the launch of the Loop Fort Wayne Initiative with Mayor Tom Henry to "kick-off" the walk around downtown's Circle of Hope!
Did You Know…
That as many as 329 kids in Allen County may have some degree of hearing loss?
That 1 in 5 teens have hearing loss?
That 1 in 3 people over age 70 have hearing loss? 1 in 2 over age 80 do?
And HearCare Connection is the ONLY nonprofit hearing center in Northeast Indiana?
On August 17, 2013, the 2nd Annual Lend Me Your Ears will resume its plan for the annual walk for hearing and family fun fair at Freimann Square. with its walk for hearing and family fun fair at Freimann Square at 10am. Registration begins at 9am, and we encourage people to come out and support the cause which will benefit HearCare Connection's work to provide low-income families with the Gift of Hearing. It is a family friendly event featuring live music, games, face-painting, a bounce house, cupcake and tshirt creation stations, food, and more. Walkers can sign up to walk for $10 each, with children walking free with a paid adult. Seniors and Veterans will receive a $2 discount as well. Teams of up to ten walk for $50! The walk is an easy 2 mile walk around the City’s Circle of Hope. Early registration is now open on the website at www.hearcareconnection.org.
This year’s walk will mark the official launch of the city wide campaign to Loop Fort Wayne and make Fort Wayne America's Hearing Friendly City, with a proclamation read by Mayor Tom Henry and a signature Star-Spangled Banner performed by Mr. Tom Didier. The Loop Fort Wayne Initiative will help encourage theaters and other venues to get Looped, following in the footsteps of Loop America across the nation, so that the more than 35,000 residents living with hearing loss in our community can enjoy all our city has to offer. (Mayor Henry will be available for area press representatives who wish to learn more about this initiative and its benefits for our city along with HearCare Connection for questions, etc.)
Proceeds from these events will help provide hearing aids and hearing services to low-income children and adults living in the area.
About HearCare Connection Formed in June of 2011 as a 501©3 nonprofit, HearCare Connection provides the gift of hearing to the area’s low income underserved and underinsured in Northeast Indiana. If you would like to help with this program, you can call (260) 602-3276 or mail a tax-deductible contribution to 5933 East State Blvd. Fort Wayne, In 46815.
These events are sponsored by: Do It Best Corp., Caption Call, HearCare Audiology, Hoosier Metal, JH Specialty, Focus Audiology, and CSD Group, with media partners 21Alive and Star 88.3
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