Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kate Hudson Volunteers for Hearing Loss Treatment Charity

Recently Kate Hudson and her son Ryder volunteered for a hearing loss treatment charity that provided free hearing aids for low income adults in Mexico. Ryder is Kate's eldest son from her marriage to musician Chris Robinson. The actress also has a three-year-old son (named Bingham) from her relationship with Matthew Bellamy who is the lead singer for the band Muse. The couple announced their split last December, yet they remain on good terms for the sake of their son. When Hudson was honored as People Magazine’s Celebrity Role Model of the Year in 2014 she said, "My children are my role models, too. I think you can learn a lot from your kids – the purity and the sense of how they attack things and how they communicate is inspirational," she said.

During her speech for the award Hudson used a quote from a girl named Natalie about what it means to be a “role model”:

“Natalie said that a role model is a person with a clear sense of what is important to her, putting forth the effort to improve and creating things that will make a difference. Those are the principles that I live my life by. And what is important to me is to recognize that life is a journey with its ups and its downs, and its challenges and trials, and all the while we need to stay resilient and focused on your goals and your truth.”

You don’t need to be a Hollywood star or travel all the way to Mexico to get involved with charities. The Center is hosting their annual event called Swinging to the Beat for Hearing & Speech on Friday, March 13, 2015. This is a wonderful opportunity for St. Louisans to get involved right here in the greater St. Louis area. Providing hearing loss treatment and free hearing aids for low income adults is the main focus of the Center. Donations make it a reality for folks who are desperately in need of assistance.

During the charity event in Mexico Hudson said, "Seeing the smiles of people hearing clearly for the first time has been an amazing and spirited experience.” On a side note, your donations to the Center can help local children and adults. You can experience this same feeling. 

Do you want more information about the Swinging to the Beat for Hearing & Speech charity event? The event will be held at the Hollywood Casino St. Louis on Friday, March 13, 2015 and tickets are available now. Go to for more information and specifics. All sale proceeds from the event benefit the Center’s Audiology, Speech/Language, and School Screening programs.

The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that in 2013 provided $1.75 million in speech/language and audiology services to residents of metropolitan St. Louis.

It is a proud member of the United Way and in October was awarded the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) 2014 TORCH award.

The award is given to businesses and charities that “demonstrate a commitment to customer service through exceptional standards for ethical business practices,” according to the BBB.

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