Hearing Advocates Plan East Bay Walk for May

Hearing Advocates Plan East Bay Walk for May

The National Hearing Loss Assocation of America (HLAA) has selected Alameda for the East Bay Walk for Hearing set for Saturday, May 30. One of just 20 events held around the country each year, it has been held on the Peninsula for several years past. 

According to HLAA member and Alameda resident Susan Fitzgerald, “When they heard that we had a flat 5K route on a beautiful beach with parking and open space at one end and shopping and food in the middle, the national rep fell in love with Alameda.”

The walk will include teams from all over the Bay Area supported by generous sponsors and hard-working “affiliate” charities as well as the local HLAA chapters. Funds raised will go to support HLAA’s work. 

The association has worked for more than 30 years to get hearing aids covered by Medicare, among other serious goals to support and encourage those with hearing impairment and their families. HLAA was also instrumental in getting captioning in theaters and on television as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Anyone wishing to donate funds or goods to support the walk or form a team to raise money to support HLAA see www.hearingloss.org or call (301) 657-2248.

For more information contact Fitzgerald at susanlj29@gmail.com.