Monday, October 19, 2009

Walk4Hearing

The Walk4Hearing was this past weekend in DC. This is a walk produced by The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) in an effort to end the stigma associated with hearing loss and provide support and resources for hearing loss prevention and education programs. The Honorary Chair for the DC walk was Reed Doughty, Washington Redskins #37! You can read about his journey with hearing loss here.

We joined Aiden's school's team a few weeks back to help raise money not only for the HLAA, but also for his school. Christian's mom started this team last year and so we jumped on the bandwagon this year to help raise money for such an important cause. I have to shout out that our team had two of the top earners of the entire walk (YAY Stephanie and Tina!) AND was the number one fundraising team raising over $8,000, with half the money raised going directly to our children's school! WAY TO GO TEAM!

This would have been our first walk ever, but we were home sick with the flu (hence, no pictures)! ICK! I was so bummed we could not make the walk, but with our temperatures finally under control and still not feeling too great, I couldn't risk taking Aiden out in the 40 degree rainy damp weather. I could barely make it up and down the stairs carrying him, I doubt I would've made it the short 3.1 miles. Needless to say, I was VERY, VERY bummed, but I look forward to the next one! I heard regardless of the weather, there was a great turnout and the DC Walk4Hearing surpassed their total goal!

THANK YOU! THANK you! thank you! to all of you who made a donation in support of Aiden and helped us make this walk a success for such an important cause! It feels SO good to help give back to Aiden's school and the HLAA, both of which have been tremendous resources in our journey to help Aiden hear! Your generosities are truly appreciated!

4 comments:

Melanie said...

So exciting about the fundraising. Sorry you couldn't be there for the walk. Maybe you can make up for it at the Milwaukee walk in May? :)

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh, too bad you couldn't make it. Hope you're all feeling better soon :0)

Julie

leah said...

Oh, too bad for the flu! What a bummer!

Tammy, we found the duck costume at Target in the toddler section. They only went up to a size 3T, but they're really, really cute! I think I saw a duck costume at Toys R Us, too.

Me said...

sorry you guys had the flu, hope you are all better now