July 15, 2009
Stars line up for hearing fundraiser
Elton John, Billy Crystal, Tony Bennett and Gladys Knight helped the Starkey Hearing Foundation raise more than $5 million at a Minnesota gala, organizers said.
The celebrities took part in the foundation's ninth annual So the World May Hear awards ceremony Sunday at the St. Paul RiverCentre.
What a line-up, and what a magnificent evening of entertainment, celebration and generosity, William F. Austin, founder of Starkey Hearing Foundation, said in a statement.
Austin praised those who helped the foundation in its goal to
allow us to open the world as we know it -- a world of music, laughter, language, and love -- to kids all over the world by giving them the gift of hearing.