Team HearStrong Races to Shatter Stigmas During the 2015 LA Marathon

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 06:55:50 EST

Throughout pre-race activities on March 13-15, the HearStrong Foundation partnered with the LA Marathon to celebrate the importance of addressing hearing loss and to recognize Danielle Strassle, a HearStrong Champion competing in the 30th Edition race.

Los Angeles, CA (March 17, 2015)—During the 30th Edition of the LA Marathon on March 15, representatives of the HearStrong Foundation took a major step forward for hearing health awareness—26.2 miles, to be exact.

At the ASICS LA Marathon Health and Fitness Expo in the Los Angeles Convention Center, members of the HearStrong Foundation team provided free hearing health check-ups to race participants and guests as well as helped educate them about the many physical, mental, and emotional benefits of hearing better.

Strassle (left) with Jason Olson of the HearStrong Foundation and Lindsay Anthony

Joining the HearStrong team was HearStrong Champion and race participant Danielle Strassle. On March 14, representatives of the LA Marathon joined the HearStrong Foundation to formally recognize Danielle for overcoming her hearing loss to achieve her personal goals—which included completing her first marathon.

Danielle was diagnosed with severe-to-profound hearing loss as an infant. Her early utilization of hearing devices and technology allowed her the confidence to experience her life to the fullest. In the summer of 2014, she completed three triathlons.

“Danielle is a wonderful example of how choosing to utilize hearing technology to hear better is a decision made out of strength, not weakness,” said Clifford Carey, a representative of the HearStrong Foundation. “We are so proud to work with an organization as impactful as the LA Marathon to help change the way people view hearing loss in our society.”

About the LA Marathon:

LA MARATHON LLC, a subsidiary of McCourt Global, creates world-class experiences that ignite passion in athletes and connect communities through the transformative power of sport. The ASICS LA Marathon is among the largest marathons in the country with more than 25,000 participants, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of spectators. The “Stadium to the Sea” course, starting at Dodger Stadium and finishing near the Santa Monica Pier, is one of the most scenic in the world, taking runners on a tour of Los Angeles past every major landmark. LA MARATHON LLC will host the 2016 Olympic Team Trials for Men’s and Women’s Marathon, awarded by USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic Committee, which will take place in Los Angeles February 13, 2016. For more information, please visit www.lamarathon.com


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