Saturday, May 17, 2014
What: The Westchester Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will host its 8th annual Westchester/Rockland Walk4Hearing, a 5K (3.1 mile) walk in support of programs and services that raise awareness for the 48 million Americans living with hearing loss, and specifically the 320,000 in Rockland and Westchester counties. The Walk4Hearing is one of 22 coordinated walks around the country sponsored by the Hearing Loss Association of America.
Pete Ruf, News 12 Westchester sports anchor, will serve as the event’s emcee. Special guests will include Dr. Gloria Schlisselberg, head of the Speech & Hearing program at Mercy College, and Jacob Landis of Jacob’s Ride, who will cut the ceremonial Walk ribbon.
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Registration and pre-walk activities: 10 a.m.
Walk begins: 11 a.m.
Where: FDR State Park, 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
RSVP: Lyndsay Bouchal
About Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA):
HLAA, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, has more than 200 chapters throughout the nation and is the voice for people with hearing loss. Founded in 1979 by Howard E. “Rocky” Stone as Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH), HLAA is the nation’s largest consumer advocacy organization of its kind. HLAA publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, holds annual conventions, and hosts online learning with the Hearing Loss Academy. For more information about HLAA go to www.hearingloss.org.