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Washington,DC - Walk4Hearing
By Cheryl Heppner
Oct 27, 2014

Watching the Opening of the Walk
Watching the Opening of the Walk

The Hearing Loss Association of America’s annual Walk4Hearing on Saturday, October 25 was definitely the best I’ve ever participated in.  The weather was great, the turnout was awesome, and the camaraderie was terrific. I walked from beginning to end in good company with Kay Ellis and Diane Preece, got to chat a bit with NVRC Board member Eileen McCartin, and relished having the super PAH!  team alongside Team NVRC for much of our walk.

Team NVRC Walkers - Eileen McCartin, Kay Ellis, Cheryl Heppner with Galaxy, and Diane Preece
Team NVRC Walkers - Eileen McCartin, Kay Ellis, Cheryl Heppner with Galaxy, and Diane Preece

Katherine Pawlowski, who lives in Fairfax County is an ambassador for the Walk4Hearing. She also has a team “Friends of Fairfax County” which has raised money, some of which was is being shared with NVRC to provide services and events for children with hearing loss in the Fairfax County schools.

Team NVRC is very thankful for the generous walk donors who helped us raise $825, some of which will go to support HLAA’s work and the rest to support NVRC’s programs and services.

My hat is off to the walk chairs, Ronnie Adler and Tony Bartoli.  When setting up Team NVRC, they were quick to answer my questions about the walk and its website by email, and always helpful.





Please join NVRC for the 2014 Walk4Hearing event to be held on October 25 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  Sponsored by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the Walk4Hearing is the largest walk for hearing loss in the country.  Thousands of walkers in events held across the country come together to raise awareness about hearing loss and to raise funds for programs and services.

NVRC is once again sponsoring a team of walkers, "Team NVRC."  This is an invitation to join the team and walk with us or to support the team with a donation.  HLAA has once again pledged to donate a portion of the money that Team NVRC raises back to NVRC for its programs and services.  

9am - Registration/Check-in
10am - Walk begins
Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)

Go to to register and join Team NVRC.  Click on "Register" in the upper right hand corner of the page.  If you cannot join us this year, please consider a tax deductible donation to help Team NVRC reach (and hopefully exceed) its goal of $500 for this year's walk.  Click on "Donate," then "search" for Team NVRC, and choose a walker to support with your much appreciated donation.

Remember, a portion of all funds raised goes directly to NVRC for program support.





NVRC is partnering with Friends of Fairfax County for this year’s Walk4Hearing on November 3

Join us at the Ledo’s Pizza fundraiser on October 28!


Hearing Loss Association  Walk 4 Hearing

Please join our Teams: Friends of Fairfax, VA, & NVRC

at a COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER as we raise 

awareness for our friends and family affected by Hearing Loss!

Monday , October 28th

5pm - 10pm

Face Painting!     Balloons!

Ledo's Pizza
7510 Leesburg Pike,
Falls Church, VA 22043

Raffle Item: American Girl Doll w/Hearing Aids

40{31ab897a4370feb218155abc15d7b38f5bba01528a749bd66fe114ec092a63fc} of the monies raised , by our Team, will support NVRC in Fairfax, Co.
The Monies will be used to host outinggs for all children, in Fairfax County Schools,
that are deaf/HH so that they have a place to play with Kids "just like them"

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By Marla Dougherty  6/30/11

The friendly people at QuickCaption were pleased to share information about all the captioning services they have been providing for 12 years. They have 103 contractors that provide captioning nationwide and offer CART, remote CART, video/DVD captioning and streaming media captioning.

Last November I experienced remote CART at the HLAA Walk4Hearing in Washington DC.  Walkers with a smart phone or iPad could enjoy the streaming of live CART if they were too far away to see the remote CART.  By going to the QuickCaption homepage and clicking on the HLAA event, they had instant streaming of the speeches.

QuickCaption makes it easy for you to get a copy of the event transcript. On their website you can copy and paste the transcript once the program is over. The information remains “live” on the website for about 15 minutes. After that, it is archived and the text can be mailed to you.