YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Hundreds of Westchester and Rockland volunteers, friends and supporters will gather from throughout the state for the 10th annual Westchester/Rockland Walk4Hearing.
The event will be on Saturday, May 16, at FDR State Park, 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights. Organized by the Westchester/Rockland Chapters of the Hearing Loss Association of America, the walk follows a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) route and raises awareness of the challenges facing 48 million Americans with hearing loss and their families. The event provides education about hearing loss, helps erase the stigma associated with it and raises funds for programs and services.
Registration and pre-walk activities begin at 10 a.m., and the walk starts at 11 a.m. Festivities feature children’s activities, state-of-the-art technology including captioned announcements via smartphones, giveaways, refreshments, prizes and more. Walk teams and individual walkers are welcome. For more information and to pre-register, visit www.walk4hearing.org .
Westchester and Rockland residents supporting the cause include families, friends, co-workers, schools, educators, physicians, students, business leaders and others impacted by hearing loss. All are raising funds by forming Walk4Hearing teams and joining existing teams to highlight the issues of coping with hearing loss in their personal and professional lives.
The Westchester/Rockland Walk4Hearing is one of 21 events happening across the nation this year. Since its launch in 2006, the Walk4Hearing series has steadily gained momentum by raising more than $7 million and welcoming 35,000 walkers. It is the nation’s largest and fastest-growing hearing loss fundraising and public awareness walk in the country.
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