CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence™ is Hearing Charities of America's (HCOA) first national fund- and awareness-raising event created to help individuals and organizations promote hearing health in our communities.
This premiere event is designed as a turn-key fundraising project and is open to all individuals and non-profit organizations. The walk will help you raise funds, but equally important, help raise awareness of HCOA, its affiliates, and our hearing health mission.
CELEBRATING OUR HEARING HEALTH MISSION
HCOA and its affiliates are well-respected for our hearing health mission. Hearing health agencies, the audiology and speech pathology professions, deaf and hard-of-hearing students – these communities know of the contributions we make in the form of grants and scholarships.
With CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence, we can spread the word beyond these circles. Together, we can raise public awareness of hearing health issues and increase funding for grants and scholarships.
Many worthy causes have gained recognition and awareness through nationally-branded events like walks. Now it’s time for HCOA, its affiliates, and hearing health to shine in the spotlight.
JOIN THE CELEBRATION
Anyone can organize a local CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence event. Your turn-key tool set will include a step-bystep guide to organize your local walk, plus supplies and resources to implement and promote your event. Online event management will make your volunteers’ work simple and easy.
Your CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence tools include:
• Step-by-step event instructions
• T-shirt design
• Event webpage set-up, design, and support
• Online event registration and donations
• Online tracking of event participants, donors and sponsors
• Electronic delivery of receipts for donors
• Printable copies of event forms
• Sample participant, sponsor and donor letters and emails
• Insurance through a national provider
The CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence Partnership
This event is designed as a partnership between the walk organizer and HCOA to generate awareness and funding for local needs and our national hearing health mission.
HCOA provides the tools and supplies for the event, from t-shirts and posters to full administration of walkers and donations.
The walk organizer’s expenses and supply costs will be paid from the revenues generated by the event. The remaining proceeds (net revenue) will be equally divided between HCOA and the walk organizers local sponsorship.
A partnership of shared investment, effort and success will build awareness and support for local and national programs and services.
DON’T WALK IN SILENCE
Imagine walking in a picturesque park in spring (May is Better Hearing & Speech Month!) or a golf course in the fall. It could even be a beach, local track or shopping mall. The location possibilities are endless. What’s important is you and your club members gather new friends, neighbors and others from the community to CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP
To get started, please e-mail
and request to receive your CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence information packet. This will include an event proposal and agreement that must be submitted to at least 180 days prior to your proposed event.