10 miles for $10 --? I'm going to swim to raise funds!
As many of you know, I am losing my hearing. While this isn't a problem in my life (because I am in Deaf Education), it is a problem for communication. Without my hearing aids, I would not be able to talk to my mom, hear my daughters, enjoy music fully, or function in a hearing world the way that I do. While some people believe that hearing aids aren't necessary to live a fulfilling life, and I agree (I love ASL!), but for me I need to hear. I love hearing. I love accessing sound (and love turning it off at the end of the day!). However what I don't love.... THE COST of hearing aids. The typical cost for me is about $6000 and that cost can't be made in payments nor is it covered by insurance! (afterall, hearing aids are cosmetic...?!?) BUT THIS ISN'T ABOUT ME. This is about another person who needs support to reduce the burden of the cost of purchasing hearing aids.
I am lucky to have the ability to purchase hearing aids at the cost of $500 EACH through Sertoma's Hearing Aid Project (I am a board member!!). In the past, I raised $551 towards this goal. I feel that wasn't enough. I need to make this goal of $1000 so that we can purchase a SET of heraing aids for someone who is waiting to enjoy music, their children, their grandchildren, or their class a little more easily.
What is my new goal to fundraise?? Well, on Tusday, October 27, I will be participating in a 10 mile SWIM (not run, not bike... SWIM). I will be challenging you to donate $10 any time between now and Wednesday, October 28th. If 50 friends donate just $10, this goal will be met! Can you help sponsor my event fundraising goal??
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