Published on October 11th, 2017 | by AberdeenMagazine
The Sound of Awareness
A year ago, Dr. Elizabeth Schwab and Carla Glynn started planning for Aberdeen’s first Celebrate Sound event. Soon, that plan will be put into action. On Saturday, September 23rd, Celebrate Sound will be hosting a 1-Mile Walk and 5K Run to help fundraise, raise awareness, and promote hearing health. The 1-Mile Walk and 5K Run will both begin at 10:00 AM at Wylie Park, with check-in being at 9:30 AM.
Celebrate Sound is a national awareness and fundraising event that was created to help promote hearing health in the community. Half of the proceeds from this event will be used by the Aberdeen Sertoma Club’s “Hearing Assistance for Families in Need” program. The other half of the proceeds will help fund Sertoma’s national hearing health mission projects, including college scholarships for hard-of-hearing and deaf students, scholarships for those pursuing graduate studies in speech-language pathology or audiology, grants to local non-profits providing hearing healthcare in communities across the nation, a Sound Investment campaign to promote better public accessibility for people using assistive hearing devices, and SAFEEars! an awareness program for the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss.
Celebrate Sound and the Aberdeen Sertoma Club are excited to raise awareness for hearing health. Come out to Wylie Park on Saturday, September 23rd and support a great cause! // – STACEY MCDONALD
TO DONATE OR REGISTER (INDIVIDUAL OR AS A TEAM) GO TO WWW.MYCELEBRATESOUND.ORG AND ENTER 57401 AS THE ZIP CODE. THE REGISTRATION FEE IS $20. ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT, EACH PARTICIPANT WILL RECEIVE A T-SHIRT, A PAIR OF EARPLUGS, A WRISTBAND, AND A HAND-HELD FAN. THIS FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT IS WELCOME TO ALL AGES.