FEBRUARY 23, 2011

Arizona Walk to Silence Tinnitus

american tinnitus association logoWhat: The first-ever AZ Walk to Silence Tinnitus.

When: Saturday March 5, 2011; 10KRun and 5K Walk begins at 7 a.m. and 7:25 a.m. respectively.

Where: Market Street at DC Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz. Southeast corner of Thompson Peak Parkway and Pima Road in Scottsdale. From Loop 101, take the Pima/Princess exit north to Thompson Peak Parkway.

Why: Tinnitus, commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” affects 50 million Americans and of those, up to 16 million seek medical attention for this sometimes chronic condition. Additionally, tinnitus has been the No. 1 service-connected disability for returning personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan for the past three years. This walk will raise funds for the American Tinnitus Association’s research grant program and help contribute to the eventual cure of this debilitating condition.

Register: http://walk.ata.org.

Details: Call the American Tinnitus Association and Arizona Tinnitus Fundraising Committee respectively at Jennifer Born, ATA director of Public Affairs at jennifer@ata.org or 800-634-8978 x215 or Melanie West at robbclinic@gmail.com or 480-596-0924.

The American Tinnitus Association (ATA), headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the nation’s foremost organization committed to curing tinnitus. For 40 years, ATA has helped tinnitus patients understand and manage the “ringing in their ears.” ATA exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research. Founded in 1971, ATA has contributed millions of dollars to medical research projects focused on curing tinnitus. The association also provides information on tinnitus to the public and advocates for effective public policies that support its mission of curing tinnitus. www.ata.org.