About Walk4Hearing

Do you know that 48 million Americans live with some degree of hearing loss? Three million in Florida?  In the Jacksonville area, it’s 140,000! That’s one in five. The chances are you or one of your family members, friends or co-workers now has hearing loss. People with hearing loss face communication barriers every day at home, in their jobs and socially.

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is dedicated to providing people with hearing loss and their families, friends and co-workers with the education and support they need to function in the hearing world.  Founded in 1979 by Howard E. “Rocky” Stone, a retired CIA officer, the HLAA mission is a simple one – to reduce the impact of hearing loss on a person’s daily life.

With that goal in mind, HLAA has organized a Walk4Hearing walkathon program designed to raise both funds and awareness for programs for people with hearing loss and those who care about them. Walk4Hearing was initiated in the spring of 2006 with six walkathons in New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and California.  This year, the program has expanded to 22 walkathon sites across the country and will continue to grow each year.

Learn More About Walk4Hearing

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Metropolitan Park
1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL

9am – Registration/Check-in
10am – Walk begins
Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)


Register Today!