SignTalkÂ® Joins Fundraiser for Marlee Matlin’s Cause
NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — As many of you are aware, Marlee Matlin has the unique distinction of having raised a record breaking $986,000 on a recent episode of The Celebrity Apprentice (“The Art of the Deal” aired on April 3, 2011), more funds than has ever been raised for charity in a single event on any television show. Donald Trump donated an additional $14,000 to make the contribution an even million. The money was donated to her charity of choice, The Starkey Hearing Foundation.
The Starkey Hearing Foundation gives “the gift of hearing” to deaf and hard of hearing children and adults by providing free hearing aids to people in third world countries and parts of the United States who otherwise could not afford to purchase the technology.
Here at SignTalkÃ‚®, we have been inspired by Marlee Matlin’s drive and are following her lead. We have already contributed $1,500 (in honor of SignTalkÃ‚®’s 15th Anniversary) to The Starkey Hearing Foundation and invite our affiliated interpreters and clients to join us in a fundraising campaign where we will match all contributions made between now and The Celebrity Apprentice Season Finale on May 22, 2011. To contribute, please visit our website at www.signtalk.org.
This May, for the fourth year in a row, SignTalkÃ‚® will also be contributing to the Aids Walk New York annual event by donating the services of two nationally certified sign language interpreters. A provider of sign language interpreters, SignTalkÃ‚® regularly sponsors affiliated interpreters to attend RID National Conferences, donates to interpreting education programs and deaf-blind organizations, and offers continuing education workshops to enhance interpreters’ skills.
SignTalkÃ‚® is dedicated to providing sign language interpreters to facilitate communication between hearing, deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing and sign language communicators in all types of environments for education, health care, legal, business and government clients.
SignTalkÃ‚®, at www.signtalk.org, is a participating company of Comprehensive NetworkÃ‚®, Inc — a provider of health, educational & bilingual consulting professional and a Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) CMP/ACET Approved Sponsor of Continuing Education for sign language interpreters.