The evening will also include the Foundation's recognition of four individuals and one corporation who have each made a significant contribution to humanity. This year's honorees will include original rat-packer and comedian Norm Crosby, the 1961 New York Yankees, Minnesota philanthropists and business leaders Marilyn and Dr. Glen Nelson, and Rayovac, a long-time supporter of Starkey Hearing Foundation.
The "So the World May Hear" Awards Gala serves as Starkey Hearing Foundation's primary fundraising event. Last year, the Gala raised a record $5 million. Monies raised at the Gala help fund the Foundation's international hearing mission trips. Every year, the Foundation distributes more than 50,000 hearing instruments at more than 100 hearing missions in countries stretching from the U.S. to Vietnam.
The 2009 "So the World May Hear" Awards Gala will be held on Sunday, July 12 at the RiverCentre in St. Paul. The celebrity red carpet, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 2:30 p.m. on the lower level along Kellogg Blvd. Entertainment will begin at 5:00 p.m. To reserve your Gala seat, call 866-354-3254. This year's event sponsor is Federated Insurance. Additional sponsors include Advanced Bionics, Carlson Companies, Fed Ex, Minnesota Timberwolves, ON Semiconductors, Rayovak / Spectrum, Sound Choice / Care Credit, and Tiffany & Co.
About Starkey Hearing Foundation (SHF)
Starkey Hearing Foundation is the global leader in the gift of hearing by delivering hearing instruments via hearing missions in 86 countries. Founded by William F. Austin in 1984 with the vision So the World May Hear, countless numbers of lives are touched by better hearing through Starkey Hearing Foundation missions. With the goal to heighten social consciousness on the importance of hearing, Starkey Hearing Foundation laun
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