My name is Leslee Scott and I have a hearing loss. I work in Kelowna and am a member of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA).
This year I have once again decided to join the CHHA BC Chapter in their fundraising campaign and hope you will join me for the Walk2Hear on Sept. 28.
CHHA was established in 1982 and is a national network consisting of 23 branches and six provincial chapters. These are self-help resources for hard of hearing persons, their families and for members of the communities. The BC Chapter and Vancouver Branch is very excited to participate in the annual Walk2Hear, because it is a chance to connect with their members and raise funds for the branch. This will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Jericho Beach (registration starting at 9 am).
The theme of this year’s walk is Hearing Loss Prevention, which is important to those with and without hearing loss. Hearing loss is prevalent in our community and it is of great concern to CHHA members to inform people about ways to cope with it and how to prevent it.
I am unable to go to Vancouver to join this lively group of active and positive group of people with hearing loss and their family and friends; however, I will be walking here, in Kelowna, along the waterfront starting at the Dolphins at 10 a.m. rain or shine. The funds raised will go to support CHHA BC in their mission to provide ongoing public information and materials to raise awareness about hearing loss and prevention.
To sign up for the walk as an individual or to join me, please visit the link below and follow the instructions: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/LocationHome.aspx?eventid=143354&langpref=en-CA&locationID=149797&Referrer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.chha.ca%2fwalk2hear%2f
I look forward to meeting members of the Kelowna community interested to learn more about what we do with CHHA.
If you wish for more information about the walk here in Kelowna, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.