The Walk4Hearing, produced by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), is the largest walk of its kind in the country that raises awareness and helps to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss. The HLAA Walk4Hearing is held in multiple cities across the country. Since 2006, over 18,000 walkers have stepped up and helped raise money for programs and services for people with hearing loss and their families. Money raised is shared between the national organization and local Walk sites.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Sugar House Park
1300 East 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT Directions
Captioning and hearing assistive technology at chapter meetings to make them accessible
Scholarships for students with hearing loss towards college tuition
Funding for hearing aids and devices for people who cannot afford them
Installation of hearing assistive technology in public places
Captioning of live theater productions
Seminars on coping with hearing loss for families
Why We Walk? We walk because hearing loss is a public health issue in the United States.
36 million people have some form of hearing loss
22 million have noise-induced hear loss that could be prevented
More than 59,000 military members have disability status for hearing loss from current wars.
30 school-aged children per 1,000 have a hearing loss
Most of us give little thought to our ears until we have a problem hearing. The sounds go into our ears and up to the brain and we hear. Unlike our eyes, our ears never close. Hearing is effortless. Many people don’t know where to find the information and support they need to overcome the communication obstacles that hearing loss creates.
People with a passion for hearing loss issues get involved for many reasons either they have a hearing loss themselves or they want to show support for family members or someone they know with hearing loss. Parents of children with hearing loss walk as families and meet other parents along the way and share experiences. Company teams walk to build workplace camaraderie. Alliance groups such as schools for children who have hearing loss, hospitals, universities, and other non-profit hearing loss-related organizations, join the Walk4Hearing to raise money for their own projects.
All proceeds raised benefit the Christmas Box International, an emergency shelter and assessment center for children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. The Christmas Box International is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donation may be tax deductible. LIVE Band for children and family participants. Activity booths for kids. Meet and greet with the Jazz Bear, Star Wars Characters, and B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse). Opportunity Drawing also held throughout the morning. Enter for a chance to win an iPad plus other great prizes. Opportunity Drawing ticket cost $1 per ticker or $25 for 20 tickets
Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2011 from 7 to 10 am. During this event we will be accepting hazardous materials from your homes, including electronics, paint, yard and home chemicals, and medications for proper disposal. This is a free service offered to all Salt Lake County residents. Let’s all work to keep hazardous waste from our landfills and water supply. This event is sponsored by Salt Lake Valley Health, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities, and the Salt Lake City Police Department.
This non-competitive run/walk event takes place at the scenic Sugar House Park Saturday, August 6, 2011. Register early for the special fee of only $25/adult $10/child. Registered participants will recieve an event shirt and 10 game tickets included in the registration fee. Deadline to pre-register is August 5, 5 pm. Signing up the day of the event will be $30/adult $15/child (shirt not guaranteed). Game tickets will be sold 10 for $5 at the event. Only cash or checks will be accepted.
This is a wonderful opportunity to support a good cause. The Rocky Mountain Care Foundation is dedicated to promoting social welfare by supporting the essential health care needs of the under-served and infirm population. Through this fundraiser we hope to provide more funding for our Hospice and Community Outreach Volunteer programs. We had an entertaining and successful event last year and look forward to another great day. Thank you for assisting us in the great work we are carrying out!
Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 7 to 10 am. During this event we will be accepting hazardous materials from your homes, including electronics, paint, yard and home chemicals, and medications for proper disposal. This is a free service offered to all Salt Lake County residents. Let’s all work to keep hazardous waste from our landfills and water supply. This event is sponsored by Salt Lake Valley Health, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities, and the Salt Lake City Police Department.
National Psoriasis Walks are family-friendly 1K and 5K events. Salt Lake City has been chosen to pilot our 5k Run component. Join others in your community to make a difference in the lives of people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. To date Walk to Cure Psoriasis has raised more than $4 million for Foundation research, education and advocacy programs. Your contribution to support the National Psoriasis Foundation will help those living with the disease look forward to longer, healthier lives.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Registration at 8:00 a.m.; walks begin at 9:00 a.m.
2.5K and 5K Walks
5K Fun Run
Registration is free! All ages welcome.
The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is a non-profit, voluntary health agency dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and eliminating their devastating effects through research, advocacy and education.
Founded in 1966, the Psoriasis Foundation has evolved to become the leading patient advocacy group for the 7.5 million Americans living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Join us Saturday, July 9, 2011 for a 5K race and 1K fun run to raise money for Zion’s Children Haiti, a non-profit organization that sponsors education for children in Haiti. Registration and warm-up area will be at Sugar House Park in the Big Field Pavilion. Registrants will receive a t-shirt and two raffle tickets.
7:30 am: Registration – Sugar House Park Big Field Pavilion
8:30 am: 5 kilometer race
9:15 am: Kid’s Fun Run
10:00 am: Awards and raffle
Zion’s Children Haiti sponsors education for children who live in Gonaives, Haiti. 90% of the schools in Haiti are non-public and fewer than 30% of children in Haiti reach the 6th grade. Our mission is to partner with Haitians to create a better future for their children.