Kiera RoyleKiera Royle shows off her hiking skills in advance of the charity Hike for Hearing, October 23 at the Riverfront Festival Plaza.

Charity walk to benefit hearing aid funding program

A campus sorority is organizing a charity walk and run October 23 along Windsor’s riverfront to benefit a foundation dedicated to bringing the gift of hearing to those who would otherwise live in the isolation of a silent world.

The UWindsor chapter of Delta Zeta is hosting Hike for Hearing in support of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which funds hearing aids for lower-income people in North America, and distributes recycled devices in needy communities around the world.

“We’ve set a target of raising $5,000,” says Kiera Royle, the sorority’s vice president of philanthropy. “We’re hoping to register 500 people to join the walk.”

The event will feature not only a 5-km walk, but a barbecue, raffles, live music, and booths providing information on services for hearing loss and disability in the community. It is set to begin at 11 a.m. at the Riverfront Festival Plaza.

Registration is $30 per person or $100 for a group of 10. Register online through the Eventbrite site or e-mail Royle at