Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:15:08 EST
Syracuse, NY (November 13, 2013)-- On November 8th, the HearStrong Foundation, joined by members from EarQ, the foundation’s main sponsor, honored the NFLPA Former Players South Florida Chapter as HearStrong Ambassadors at the 2013 Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) Convention in Bonita Springs, FL.
Former NFL linebacker and NFLPA member Marq Cerqua accepted the award on behalf of the chapter. From 2001 through 2005, Cerqua played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears.
The chapter was recognized for its enthusiasm in furthering the foundation’s mission, which is to spread hearing loss awareness and, by doing so, put an end to the stigmas associated with hearing loss and hearing devices.
As ambassadors for the non-profit foundation, the NFLPA Former Players South Florida Chapter will assist the foundation in its efforts to honor those who overcome hearing loss to accomplish their goals, known as HearStrong Champions, as well as interact with the public at events to help spark a hearing loss awareness movement.
“We are thrilled to call the South Florida chapter HearStrong Ambassadors,” said Ed Keller, founder and president of the HearStrong Foundation. “We want to show people that it isn’t the challenges in life that define us, but how we choose to react to them. With the support of such an influential organization, we are closer to reaching that goal.”
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