Starkey Hearing Foundation So The World Can Hear 2011 Gala Raises $7.2 Million

We reported in a recent blog post about the Starkey Hearing Foundation which was taking place to help bring the gift of hearing to those in need all over the world.

Celebrities such as Meat Loaf and Miley Cyrus gathered in their many to attend the annual gala to raise awareness of hearing loss prevention.

The star-studded event has now occurred and it is believed it raised a massive $7.2 million during the 11th annual gala.

To date, the Starkey Foundation’s yearly gala has raised over $7 million and the foundation has donated over 500,000 hearing aids since 2000 so the latest glitzy ball has beaten all records. It has plans to donate a further half a million devices in the next 10 years.

Monies were raised to fund Hearing Health and awareness initiatives designed to foster greater understanding among people.

Attendees at the all-star bash included Present Bill Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jordin Sparks, Johnnie Knox, Kevin Costner and Randy Hogan but in general the event attracted the largest contingent of celebrity supporters since it began, with over 1,600 guests attending.

Due to the event’s success, Starkey Hearing Foundation is funding two return hearing missions to Haiti and Israel.

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