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Celebrate Sound, Don't Walk in Silence

Celebrate Sound, Don't Walk in Silence

On Saturday April 8th, the Tampa Gem Sertoma Club hosted Celebrate Sound, Don't Walk in Silence, a 1.5 mile Fun Walk held on the Tampa Campus to benefit the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Celebrate Sound is a national fundraising and awareness raising effort by Sertoma, Inc. and Hearing Charities of America to promote hearing health.

Prior to the Fun Walk kicking off, participants were reminded of the importance of this event.  They listened to the words of a father who spoke about his 19-month old son, Chase, who was born with Usher Syndrome Type 2. Chase was the first person in his family born deaf, and so his parents were not familiar with hearing loss.  In their attempt to learn more about hearing loss, they discovered Celebrate Sound and wanted to get involved. Not only did they participate as walkers under the team name "Thrill of the Chase," they were also the largest fundraisers at the time of the event.  It was a wonderful day to raise awareness and funds for hearing health!