TD Charitable Foundation Grant Supports Healthy Hearing in Duval County

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To improve the hearing health of Duval County residents with intellectual disabilities, TD Charitable Foundation has awarded Special Olympics Florida a grant of $25,000.

The grant supports our Healthy Hearing program, a year-round effort that provides hearing screenings, follow-up care, and high-quality hearing aids for people with intellectual disabilities. Healthy Hearing is one of eight health discipline screenings offered to persons with intellectual disabilities through Special Olympics Florida’s Healthy Athletes initiative. The programs, services and equipment are provided at no cost to participants. Healthy Hearing is part of Special Olympics Florida’s broader health programming, which works to increase access to quality health care for people with ID.

The TD Charitable Foundation grant specifically serves residents of Duval County.

“This incredibly generous grant will help us expand our Healthy Hearing program and reach even more people with intellectual disabilities in northeast Florida,” said Special Olympics Florida President and CEO Sherry Wheelock. “We are so grateful to TD Charitable Foundation for supporting our athletes and for embracing our mission to ensure that people with intellectual disabilities receive the quality care they need and deserve.”

The TD Charitable Foundation grant will help Special Olympics Florida provide Healthy Hearing screenings to Duval County’s Special Olympics athletes and help recruit audiologists to serve as clinical directors.

"The TD Charitable Foundation is proud to be able to support Special Olympics Florida, by providing this much needed hearing program to Special Olympics athletes across Duval county," said Nick Miceli, Metro Florida Regional President. "Through the Better Health driver of the TD Ready Commitment, our philanthropic platform, we are always looking for programs that improve access to care for all. TD Bank and the TD Charitable Foundation have a long history of supporting Special Olympics across TD's footprint in a variety of ways and I’m glad that we can once again be part of helping these amazing athletes."