CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence® is Sertoma’s national fund- and awareness-raising event created to help members, clubs and national affiliates promote hearing health in our communities. This premiere event is designed as a turn-key fundraising project. The events help raise funds, but equally important, helps raise awareness of Sertoma, its affiliates, and our hearing health mission.
Sertoma is well-respected for our hearing health mission. Hearing health agencies, the audiology and speech pathology professions, deaf and hard-of-hearing students – these communities know of the contributions Sertomans make in the form of grants and scholarships. With CELEBRATE SOUND, we can spread the word beyond these circles. Together, we can raise public awareness of hearing health issues and increase funding for grants and scholarships.
Many worthy causes have gained recognition and awareness through nationally-branded events like walks. Now it’s time for Sertoma, its affiliates, and hearing health to shine in the spotlight.
This event is designed as a partnership between the event organizer and Sertoma to generate awareness and funding for local needs and our national hearing health mission.
Sertoma provides the tools and supplies for the event, from t-shirts and posters to full administration of participants and donations. The event organizer provides for the local needs – permits, facilities, day-of-event activities, and recruitment of local sponsors and participants. The event organizer’s expenses and supply costs will be paid from the revenues generated by the event. The remaining proceeds (net revenue) will be equally divided between Sertoma and the local organizer.
A partnership of shared investment, effort and success will build awareness and support for local and national programs and services.
Your turn-key tool set includes a step-by-step guide to organize your local event, plus supplies and resources to implement and promote your event. Online event management will make your volunteers’ work simple and easy.
Your CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence tools include:
Any Sertoma club, national affiliate or group of individuals can organize a CELEBRATE SOUND event. Simply complete the form to the right to request an information packet and event hosting agreement to learn more about how to bring one of these great events to your community. The hosting agreement must be submitted to Sertoma home office at least 180 days prior to your proposed event.
If you are not currently a Sertoma club member or national affiliate, contact us to see how you can still be a part of a CELEBRATE SOUND event.
Your company can help make a difference in the lives of millions of people by sponsoring a CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence® event. There are many different sponsorship levels available for a company to partner with us at. We need everything from national presenting sponsors that help underwrite events nationwide to route sponsors that make a modest donation in support of one event in a local community.
If you are interested in being a sponsor, please complete the form on this page or call (816) 333-8300 for more information.
Find an event near you to participate in! Visit www.CelebrateSound.org
CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence® is a registered trademark of Hearing Charities of America.
Shaylynn Smith (right) was inspired to pursue audiology because of her brother Trevor (left) who has a form of dwarfism and moderate to severe hearing loss. With the help of Sertoma's scholarship, she is now pursuing her degree at Washington University.