CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence is a national fund- and awareness-raising event created to help promote hearing health in our communities. The Fort Wayne Fort Wayne Breakfast Sertoma Club will coordinate the Northeast Indiana CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence event on Saturday, May 21st, on the beautiful campus of Concordia Theological Seminary located at 6600 N Clinton St in Fort Wayne. Check-in for the event begins at 8:00 a.m. with activities getting under way at 9:00 a.m.
CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence will feature a relaxing 5K walk or a self-timed 5K cross country run. The 5K walkers will have a choice of using either the cross country run course or a paved Olympic-size track. There will also be live music, games, food and many raffle prize drawings. Half of the net proceeds from this event will be used by the Fort Wayne Breakfast Sertoma Club to support projects benefitting area schools and the HearCare Connection local non-profit clinic. The other half will help fund Sertoma’s national hearing health mission projects.
Participate in the event as an individual or form a team of friends, family members and colleagues. You can register online at: http://sertom.convio.net/site/TR/Events/General?fr_id=1180&pg=entry .
Local companies and organizations that have pledged their support, including Byron Health Center. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
We are often asked "Why hearing health?" The answer is simple, today over 36 million people in the United States alone suffer from some kind of hearing loss. With our technological life style, that number continues to grow. Once hearing loss occurs, it cannot be restored. We can imitate it with hearing devices, but it will never be as clear or concise as it once was. After hearing is lost it becomes one of the most expensive parts of life to maintain.
The Fort Wayne Fort Wayne Breakfast Sertoma Club has served the community for many years and is committed to improving hearing health in Northeast Indiana.
Our passion is to create a world where everyone who chooses, can hear us. And our passion will compel us to raise awareness of our cause, educate those willing to understand, and support those who need our support. Hearing health needs allies and advocates, educators and healers. Sertoma communities share the common belief that attention paid to hearing health adds quality to lives and communities.
Half of the net proceeds from this event will be used to support the charitable activities in this community. The other half will help fund Sertoma’s national hearing health mission projects such as:
· College scholarships for hard-of-hearing and deaf students.
· Scholarships for those pursuing graduate studies in speech-language pathology or audiology.
· SAFEEars! an awareness program for the prevention of Noise Induced Hearing Loss.
· A Sound Investment campaign to promote better public accessibility for people using assistive hearing devices.
· Grants to local non-profits providing hearing healthcare in communities across the nation.