Laughing For A Cause

       Images Courtesy of Los Enterprises for Starkey Hearing Foundation

Legendary names from the worlds of comedy, sports, entertainment and social justice gathered in Saint Paul, Minnesota on August 4th, 2012 to celebrate the 12th Annual Starkey Hearing Foundation, “So The World May Hear” Awards Gala at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. The Foundation rolled out the red carpet for a roster of illustrious personalities including Bill Clinton, Chevy Chase, event honoree Maria Bello, K’NAAN, Jackie Evancho, Steve Martin, Billy Ray Cyrus and Glenn Frey. But it was the hosts of that evening, Robin Williams and Billy Crystal who had the crowd in stitches.
Starkey Hearing Foundation is bringing understanding among individuals and communities through hearing care by focusing on awareness, education, protection and treatment – so the world may hear. Hearing loss affects one in 10 Americans, and 63 million children worldwide, yet many do not have access to the hearing devices that can help them. Starkey Hearing Foundation fits and gives more than 100,000 hearing aids annually, and as a member of President Clinton’s Global Initiative, it has pledged to fit 1 million hearing aids this decade. In addition to giving the gift of hearing through worldwide hearing missions, Starkey Hearing Foundation promotes hearing health awareness and education through the Listen Carefully initiative and provides hearing instruments to low-income Americans through the Hear Now program.
For more information on Starkey Hearing Foundation, visit

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