WINNIPEG, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Grant Park Hearing Centre and Polo Park
Hearing Centre are excited to announce that Kevin McNabb and Leslie and
Kent Holden helped Starkey Hearing Foundation give the gift of hearing
on its first-ever China mission. This was history in the making as this
was the first government sanctioned charity event that has ever been
allowed into China. More than 12,000 hearing aids were distributed to
hearing impaired children and adults as part of this history-making
During the 10-day hearing mission, Grant Park Hearing Centre and Polo
Park Hearing Centre travelled to Xi'an and Chengdu, China, where they
were joined by eight-time NBA All-Star and former Houston Rockets
center Yao Ming, two-time NBA All-Star and Los Angeles Clippers forward
Caron Butler, NBA China CEO David Shoemaker, and GRAMMY award winning
songwriter and producer Dallas Austin.
"We are honored to have joined Starkey Hearing Foundation on this
history making mission," said Kevin with Grant Park Hearing. We here at
Grant Park Hearing Centre and Polo Park Hearing Centre are grateful to
do our part in delivering the gift of hearing."
This was Starkey Hearing Foundation's first mission to China. The
Foundation distributes more than 100,000 hearing aids annually in both
the U.S. and around the world and has visited more than 98 countries.
As a member of President Clinton's Global Initiative, Starkey Hearing
Foundation has pledged to fit one million hearing aids by the end of
the decade, and is well on the way to its goal. For more information
about Starkey Hearing Foundation, visit www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.
About Leslie Holden and Kevin McNabb
Leslie has been devoted to helping the public with their hearing health
care needs for over 35 years. Leslie is dedicated and well respected
amongst the hearing health care field as well as her clientele. One of
Leslie's most passionate pursuits in the hearing health care field is
taking part in missions to 3rd world countries to fit children with
hearing aids with the SHF. Kent is looking forward to his second
mission and having the experience of giving the gift of hearing to
Kevin has over 30 years' experience in the industry. He has a passion
for helping and not just the people in his community. He has donated
his expertise, his time and his money to a very worthy cause. Each year
he and his hearing health professional friends from across Canada
venture to underprivileged countries to give the gift of hearing in
conjunction with the SHF.
For more information or to set up an appointment with Grant Park Hearing
or Polo Park Hearing, please call (204) 453-5565 or (204) 788-1083.
About Starkey Hearing Foundation
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 one 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 www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.
Image with caption: " NBA All Stars Yao Ming and Caron Butler join the Starkey Hearing Foundation(CNW Group/Starkey Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120913_C6395_PHOTO_EN_17844.jpg
SOURCE: Starkey Canada
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Media Contact: Keesha Marson