New Port Richey, FL (Jan. 16, 2015) – The Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida, Inc. is collaborating with Cox Media and radio station 97X to raise awareness for the nonprofit Foundation. The band, New Politics, is donating an autographed guitar and chose to benefit Sertoma’s cause over several other nonprofits. The auction is open now with bidding starting at $200. It may also be purchased for $345 as a Buy Now. The auction closes on Saturday, Jan. 31.
The guitar is a signed Epiphone limited edition with the trademark Les Paul shape. It has a mahogany body with a rosewood fretboard, worn ebony nickel and P-90 pickups.
New Politics is a dance-rock band from Copenhagen, Denmark. This year the band is partnering with 97X for the Next Big Thing “Bigger Picture” program to help promote local causes and charities raise funding and awareness. New Politics has selected Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida, Inc. as their local cause, and now they are counting on listeners’ love of music becoming music to a child’s ears.
“Hearing loss can be devastating at any age, but in a newborn or small child, it can hinder their development and ability to succeed in life,” said Craig McCart, Executive Director of the Foundation. “The services provided by the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation’s Children’s Hearing Help Fund have made the lives of countless children better. ”
Any proceeds received by Sertoma from large and small donors will benefit its hearing screening program, its quarterly battery give away and the Children’s Hearing Help Fund. The best treatment for hearing loss of any degree is appropriate early intervention. Significant delays may result in irreversible harm to a child’s hearing, speech, language, and eventual educational development.
Hearing Loss is the most common birth defect nationally. Early detection and intervention is vital for an infant to have the opportunity to access speech and other sounds for learning and brain development. The mission of the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida is to “enhance individual potential and quality of life through improved hearing.”