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Message from WIll Morris' daughter Lisa
Posted By: A. Simons
Date: Sunday, 13 June 2010, at 5:50 p.m.
As you know, my father Will Morris, suffered from tinnitus and in his memory I am actively involved in ATA. On June 26th I’ll be participating in the Jack Vernon Walk to Silence Tinnitus – a fundraising walk for the American Tinnitus Association (ATA). This is the second year of the event, and it is an important way for me to help ATA try to silence tinnitus forever. You can find out more at walk.ata.org. If you click on the link for team "Memory of Will Morris" you will be able to read the bio on my dad for which our team is dedicated.
This is not a way to collect money although if you have it to give and feel it is worthwhile then your support is greatly needed. However, for me, it is a way to get the information out to people since I never heard of tinnitus until my father had it and by the time I got involved, my dad was gone. He took his own life at the age of 65 which will affect not only my life but the life of my son for years and generations to come so we felt the need to "get the word out" in any way we can.
What is tinnitus, you ask? Great question! Tinnitus is most commonly known as “ringing in the ears,” but that doesn’t do justice to the problem. Many of you may have had this sensation, perhaps after a concert or other loud event, or maybe from loud noises at work, or even from a head or neck injury! But for millions of Americans, tinnitus never goes away and it shatters their lives, making every day a challenge. One of the great things that ATA does is provide research grants to scientists working on cures for tinnitus. For that reason, I am trying to raise as much money as possible for ATA.
I would like to ask you to support me in the Jack Vernon Walk to Silence Tinnitus. For every $50,000 raised ATA is able to fund one research grant for a year. If you can make a gift, any gift, it will help ATA fund as much research as possible. And ATA is a registered non-profit, so your gift is fully tax-deductible!
Please visit the Walk page at walk.ata.org to make a donation to this important cause. You can join my personal team by choosing the “Join or Support a Team” option. You can find out more about my reasons for supporting ATA, and in just a few simple clicks you’ll have helped a cause that is very important to me!
Thanks so much for your help. To learn more about tinnitus and ATA’s mission to cure it, you can visit their page at ATA.org.
Lisa A. Morris - firstname.lastname@example.org
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