Starkey Hearing Foundation
Over four days in late January, the Starkey Hearing Foundation created miracle after miracle, by giving the gift of hearing to hundreds of people, young and old, living in the Dominican Republic. Starkey has been coming to the Dominican for 14 years, mostly in the capital Santo Domingo. The frequent trips are necessary because the humid, salty air affects hearing aids quicker than air in other places around the world.
When you think of a summer evening at the ballpark, a vibrant scene of sights and sounds will flood your mind. The roar of the crowd, the crack of a bat and the vendors shouting up and down the aisle. It all adds to the experience and magic of the game. However, some athletes experience the game in silence. They cannot hear.
It’s a hot, sticky day in the Dominican Republic and the clouds are rolling in. Hundreds of people have traveled to Santo Domingo for help because they can’t hear well. A crew of 50 people are here for them.
It’s finally happening. After weeks and months of planning, the trip I’ve been dreaming about is now just days away. I can almost smell the warm, salty Caribbean air. And I can now share this exciting adventure with all of you.
Dozens of lives will have changed by Tuesday tonight after being asked four simple words “can you hear that?” And “hear” is the imperative word. Hearing loss is often untreated because screenings and hearing aids are too expensive or not easily available.
Smiles mark the faces of 22 of Minnesota’s Special Olympics athletes. They’re not beaming cheek to cheek because of what they’ve done – they’re happy over what they’re about to do, hear more clearly.
A 9-year-old boy lost all his belongings in a house fire on Christmas Eve, but on Wednesday he received a special gift.
The Twin Cities are getting the Hollywood treatment Saturday night as the red carpet is rolled out for some big-name celebrities. It’s all part of the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s annual awards gala at St. Paul’s RiverCentre. It raises money to help give hearing aids to people in underdeveloped countries.
Top names in music, sports, film and television showed their support for The Starkey Hearing Foundation at its 11th annual “So the World May Hear” gala on Sunday night at the St. Paul RiverCentre.
There was a taste of Hollywood in the Twin Cities on Sunday night with celebrities walking the red carpet before the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s annual gala.
Red carpet interviews from the 2010 [lastfm]Starkey Hearing Foundation Gala[/lastfm]
THE STARS COME OUT July 25th at the St. Paul RiverCentre to support the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the 10th Anniversary So the World May Hear Awards Gala sponsored by Best Buy.