Sponsors And Teams Wanted For Chattanooga Walk4Hearing

Thursday, February 06, 2014
The 2013 Walk4Hearing event
The 2013 Walk4Hearing event

The Chattanooga Walk4Hearing will be taking place on May 10 at 10 a.m. at Chattanooga State Community College and along the Riverwalk. Now in its sixth year, the Chattanooga Walk has raised more than $125,000 to support programs and services for people with hearing loss.  

Nationwide, there are more than 48 million people affected by hearing loss. In Tennessee that figure is roughly 425,000 and in the greater Chattanooga area about 40,000.

As the first and only Walk4Hearing located in Tennessee, since 2009, supporters have come from as far away as Alabama, North and South Carolina. Regular walkers from Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, South Pittsburg, Jasper, Maryville, Rome, Atlanta, Ringgold, Marietta, Cartersville and additional North Georgia counties support the event each year.

Walk4Hearing is asking for support from businesses in the form of sponsorships. Sponsorship opportunities are available ranging from $100 to $5,000. To date, local sponsors include Memorial Hospital, Brewer Media, Volkswagen Chattanooga, Caption Associates LLC, Coca-Cola, and David, Debbie & Alexandra Ingram. Depending upon the sponsorship level chosen, some of the opportunities for promotion include having the business name imprinted on local brochures, posters, HLAA website and t-shirt; route signage; banners at the Walk; and displays, in addition to news releases, and advertising.

Any business, organization, group or individual can form a team to raise funds in support of people with hearing loss. Qualified 501c3 non-profit groups can raise funds to support programs or services used by people with hearing loss and a chance to retain 40 percent of their earnings.  

For more information, visit www.hearingchattanooga.org, or email baproctor@epbfi.com.

The 2013 Walk4Hearing event
The 2013 Walk4Hearing event

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