MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This weekend celebrities, athletes and world leaders will join together to help raise money and deliver the gift of hearing to people in need.

The 16th annual Starkey “So the World May Hear” Awards Gala is this Sunday at the St. Paul RiverCentre.

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Among the notables expected to appear at the event are Johnny Depp, Jay Leno, Hollywood Vampires, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and the country duo Maddie & Tae.

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President and Board Chair of Starkey Hearing Foundation Richard Brown visited WCCO Friday morning and shared the milestone that the program had opened a new institute in Zambia.

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