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Sponsor me! 2015 Bike-a-Thon for the Rotary Hearing Foundation

 
Created By: Milton Kiang
Team Name: The Chain Reaction
Bike-A-Thon 2015
Starts: Jul 12, 2015


My personal message:

Hello there,

Yes, that’s a picture of me running! But on Sunday July 12th, I’ll be bicycling my butt off to ride 120km from Brentwood Mall to Harrison Hot Springs. This is to raise funds for The Rotary Club of Vancouver in aid of the deaf and hard of hearing.[1] 

You can help me reach my fundraising goals by clicking on the "Sponsor Me" button (top right side) to make a donation. Any amount would be greatly appreciated, but a $25 donation (and over) will get you a tax receipt. As a plus, your donations will be matched by corporate sponsors to support the Women's National Soccer Team! [2]

Did you know that:

  • in BC there are over 46,000 people who are deaf;
  • over 400,000 people have severe hearing loss; and
  • one in 800 children are born deaf?

I am sure that you or someone you know has already benefitted from the excellent research being done in this field.

To see one great example of the kind of results achieved through your donations, please view this video about young Janelle Milne’s cochlear implant story. Janelle's first hand report of her cochlear implant story was truly inspiring.  She first received her implant in 2001, and with the help of the Rotary Club of Vancouver Hearing Foundation, she received two updates as she matured. 

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Regards,

Milton

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Footnotes:

[1] In the past 30 years, Rotary has raised over $2.6 million dollars: 

  • to support cochlear implant research at UBC;
  • to establish the Rotary Hearing Centre at UBC and provide ongoing support, including a Rotary Hearing Project Legacy Gift of $132,700 to the UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences made in 2013 to equip their Clinical Speech Lab and make it the premier teaching lab in Canada. The school trains audiologists and speech therapists in a two-year program. The therapists work primarily with children suffering from hearing loss and those who have newly acquired a cochlear implant.
  • to open the Rotary Hearing Clinic at St. Paul's Hospital, including a new Rotary hearing project Legacy Gift of $250,000 (before matching to bring it to $500,000) which was made in 2012/13 to expand the facilities of the clinic. The expansion project for the clinic included the purchase of another audiology booth and the purchase of innovative ear surgery equipment for the operating room.  It also supports the work of the clinic in research, education and innovation in treating hearing difficulties.
  • to support the Vancouver Community College adult education programs for the deaf and hard of hearing; and
  • to support numerous hearing related projects in B.C. carried on by such entities as those mentioned above. 

[2]  This year, our club will be participating in a matching campaign organized by http://www.goplay4.com/.  Every dollar raised for the Vancouver Club of Vancouver Hearing Foundation will be matched by corporate sponsors to support our Women’s National Soccer Team.

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This event is now over.

My Progress
My Goal:
$1,000.00
84.5%
Achieved!
So far I raised:
$845.00   
Donations which will continue each month:
$0.00   
Milton Kiang

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Rotary Club of Vancouver Hearing Foundation
PO Box 48358, Bentall Center
Vancouver BC V7X 1A1