Marlee Matlin and The Starkey Foundation

The Celebrity Apprentice runner-up brings the gift of hearing to 22,000 Africans

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD

(RxWiki News) Marlee Matlin may not have won on The Celebrity Apprentice this week, but she won big for the Starkey Foundation and 22,000 hearing impaired children and adults in Africa. Matlin won over one million dollars for The Starkey Foundation during this season's The Celebrity Apprentice.

Matlin, several pro football players, and audiologists representing The Starkey Foundation traveled to Africa in order to donate hearing aids to impaired children and adults. 

"The Starkey Foundation is making a difference with the hearing impared."

Caroline Caven, Children's Hearing Aids Texas (CHAT) founder and original director says, "Hearing aids are essential for the development of cognitive and social skills in infants and children with hearing loss.

Without these precious tools, kids who would otherwise lead successful lives would be unfairly handicapped. I applaud the work done by The Starkey Hearing Foundation and its  outreach to those with hearing loss around the world."

Bill Austin, founder of Starkey Hearing Foundation thanks all those participating in the PROS FOR AFRICA campaign for delivering the gift of hearing to those less fortunate in Africa.

Austin continues to thank Marlee Matlin and all the Starkey Hearing Foundation for making such a wonderful contribution to these less fortunate people and changing the quality and life of them.

Marlee Matlin also shares her belief in the Starkey Hearing Foundation and has embraced this organization for eight years. Matlin believes those with no access to the level of hearing care provided by the Starkey Foundation benefit greatly from this organization as hearing is essential for one to realize their true and full potential.

She is looking forward to returning to Africa as there is so much need for hearing assistance on that continent.

Adrian Peterson, one of the professional football players who went on the trip, finds The Starkey Hearing Foundation to be a perfect partner for PROS FOR AFRICA.

This year, Peterson also attended Starkey's Super Bowl Mission in Dallas and Raise Your Hand for Africa fundraising Poker Tournament in Las Vegas.

Peterson believes that together, the Starkey Foundation and PROS FOR AFRICA are enhancing each other's goals by making a meaningful impact in the lives of Africa's families and their children.

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Review Date: 
May 23, 2011
Last Updated:
May 25, 2011