2012 NC Walk4Hearing

Hearing Loss Association of North Carolina

What is a Walk4Hearing?

The Walk4Hearing is a nationally coordinated effort to increase awareness about the causes and consequences of hearing loss and to raise funds to provide information and support for people with hearing loss. This NC Walk4Hearing is part of a national movement to raise funds for and awareness of hearing loss.

The Hearing Loss Association of America depends on generous volunteers to make a difference for people with hearing loss.

There are many ways to participate and benefit in the NC Walk4Hearing:

  • Start a team
  • Join a team
  • Walk alone or with friends
  • Donate to a team
  • Become a sponsor
  • Become a non-profit Alliance

Learn more about the national level Walk4Hearing.

Hearing Loss Association of North Carolina is planning a Walk4Hearing to be held at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons (near Winston Salem) on October 13th of 2012. Registration on-line now or at 8 am at the park on walk day. See the following sections and choose how you'd like to particpate in the 2012 NC Walk4Hearing. It's exciting, fun and a great way to make a difference.

Use the links below for more maps and information about Tanglewood Park:

Start a Team

Anyone can start a team and become the team captain. Just Click Here and choose "Starting a Team". You can then choose a team name and define how you want to set up your team. Your team members can refer people to that page so they can donate to your team. The web page will track your progress and keep team members informed. Your team might be a family that wants to be supportive of a family member with a hearing loss; it might be a group of friends; or it might be employees of a business that cares about hearing loss.

Join a Team

You don't have to start your own team; You can join someone else's team. To find a team you'd like to join, just Click Here and choose "Joining a Team".

Walk as an Individual

Anyone can walk as an individual or with friends; you don't have to be on a team. Bring the whole family. It's fun for the kids, too. To learn more about walking as an individual, just Click Here and choose "Walking as an Individual".

Donate to a Team

Even if you can't attend and participate in the actual walk, you can donate to an existing team or walker. just Click Here and choose a team or walker and a screen name.


Ever want to be part of something big? To have fun and work with others who care about something passionately? This could be your chance. The NC Walk4Hearing welcomes volunteers who want to help existing teams:

  • Plan walk details
  • Identify and recruit potential sponsors
  • Find potential Alliance organizations
  • With registration or walk setup
If you're interested in being a part of the 2012 NC Walk4Hearing, email Steve Barber at steve.barber@earthlink.net.

Walk Related Downloads

In addition to the other linked objects in other categories on this page, you can also click on the following links to view or download the following documents in Adobe Reader form (.pdf). If you need an editable format, please email Steve Barber:

  • Combined Registration Procedures
  • Introduction Letter (Blank)
  • Money Collection Procedures
  • Registration Talking Points
  • Exhibit Space Request Form (.pdf)
  • Exhibit Space Request Form (.doc)
  • Become a Non-Profit Alliance

    Non-profit organizations that qualify as Walk4Hearing Alliance organizations can form teams that will walk in the NC Walk4Hearing, and their organization can share in the funds raised by their Alliance team. To be an Alliance, the organization must be a non-profit organization that agrees to use the funds raised for projects related to hearing loss.

    Alliance organizations might specifically focus on hearing loss, but they don't have to focus only on hearing loss; they might be a civic organization or a church that agrees to use the funds raised by the Walk4Hearing for something related to hearing loss.

    Perhaps your church has been interested in installing an audio loop or purchasing an assistive listening system so hard of hearing people can hear the sermon better. Perhaps your organization wants to support accessibility for people with hearing loss in the arts or provide scholarships for deaf or hard of hearing children to attend a special camp.

    Do you know of a non-profit organization that can help people with hearing loss? Urge them to become a NC Walk4Hearing Alliance, and share in the funds raised by their team. Learn More about how your non-profit can become an Alliance of the 2012 NC Walk4Hearing, or email the NC Walk4Hearing Alliance chairperson, Janet McGettrick at jmcgettrick@nc.rr.com or phone her at 919-469-0924.

    Become a Sponsor

    Businesses, agencies, non-profits and even individuals can become sponsors of the NC Walk4Hearing. There are a whole range of levels and benefits to suit any interest. There's a sponsorship levels that are just right for your needs.

    The benefits of becoming a sponsor include: placement on the national web site, t-shirts, banners, or mile-markers during the walk. Most levels also offer a free banner ad on the state-level web site like the one at the bottom of this column. Sponsoring the 2012 NC Walk4Hearing can result in recognition and goodwill that you may find beneficial.

    Learn More about becoming a sponsor of the 2012 NC Walk4Hearing, or email the NC Walk4Hearing Sponsorship chairperson, Kathy Borzell, at kborzell@gmail.com or phone her at: 828-743-0150.

    Hotels and Camping Available

    A limited number of hotel rooms have been blocked in at discount rates for people participating in the HLA-NC Walk4Hearing. If you want one, they are first-come-first-served, so reserve early while they are available. Reservations need to be made before 9/21/2012 to get the group rate.

    • Hampton Inns and Suites (Bermuda Run Exit) 336-998-3480   10 rooms reserved at $89 a night. 
      Use Group Code: W4H
    • Holiday Inn Express (Lewisville-Clemmons Road)  336-778-1500 9 rooms reserved at 85.50+tax a night.
      Use Group Code: HLA GROUP
    • Super 8 (Lewisville-Clemmons Road)  336-778-0931  5 rooms at 55.24 a night. Refer to group name Stef Walsh OR  HLA GROUP

    Tanglewood Park also has a camping facility and you can make reservations here.

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