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Find an event near you to participate in! www.MyCelebrateSound.org

CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence® is Sertoma’s first national fund- and awareness-raising event created to help members, clubs and National Affiliates promote hearing health in our communities.

This premiere event is designed as a turn-key fundraising project for Sertoma® clubs and National Affiliates. The walk will help you raise funds, but equally important, help raise awareness of Sertoma, its affiliates, and our hearing health mission.

CELEBRATING OUR HEARING HEALTH MISSION

Sertoma and its affiliates are well-respected for our hearing health mission. Hearing health agencies, the audiology and speech pathology professions, deaf and hard-of-hearing students – these communities know of the contributions Sertomans make in the form of grants and scholarships.

With CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence, we can spread the word beyond these circles. Together, we can raise public awareness of hearing health issues and increase funding for grants and scholarships.

Many worthy causes have gained recognition and awareness through nationally-branded events like walks. Now it’s time for Sertoma, its affiliates, and hearing health to shine in the spotlight.

JOIN THE CELEBRATION

Any Sertoma club or National Affiliate can organize a local CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence event. Your turn-key tool set will include a step-by-step guide to organize your local walk, plus supplies and resources to implement and promote your event. Online event management will make your volunteers’ work simple and easy.

Your CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence tools include:
• Step-by-step event instructions
• T-shirt design
• Event webpage set-up, design, and support
• Online event registration and donations
• Online tracking of event participants, donors and sponsors
• Electronic delivery of receipts for donors
• Printable copies of event forms
• Sample participant, sponsor and donor letters and emails
• Insurance through a national provider

The CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence Partnership

This event is designed as a partnership between the walk organizer and Sertoma to generate awareness and funding for local needs and our national hearing health mission.

Sertoma provides the tools and supplies for the event, from t-shirts and posters to full administration of walkers and donations.

The walk organizer provides for the local needs – permits, facilities, day-of-event activities, and recruitment of local sponsors and walkers.

The walk organizer’s expenses and supply costs will be paid from the revenues generated by the event. The remaining proceeds (net revenue) will be equally divided between Sertoma and the walk organizer.

A partnership of shared investment, effort and success will build awareness and support for local and national programs and services.

DON’T WALK IN SILENCE

Imagine walking in a picturesque park in spring (May is Better Hearing & Speech Month!) or a golf course in the fall. It could even be a beach, local track or shopping mall. The location possibilities are endless. What’s important is you and your club members gather new friends, neighbors and others from the community to CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP

To get your club started, please e-mail CelebrateSound@Sertomahq.org and request to receive your CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence information packet. This will include an event proposal and agreement that must be submitted to Sertoma Headquarters at least 180 days prior to your proposed event.

 

 

 

 

CELEBRATE SOUND Don't Walk in Silence is a registered servicemark of Hearing Charities of America

 

 

Learn More:

View a short recorded training about CELEBRATE SOUND Don't Walk in Silence online!