3rd annual D-Feet Hearing Loss walk set for June 1

May 24—BEMIDJI — Bemidji's third annual D-Feet Hearing Loss walk to benefit the Minnesota Lions Hearing Foundation is set for Saturday, June 1, at Diamond Point Park.

Registration for the two-mile walk will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the walk set for 9:30. The route will follow the sidewalk from the Diamond Point Park pavilion to Paul and Babe and back.

After the walk, participants will be given lunch and entertained by live music and games for kids, a release said.

The cost to participate is $25 per person without a T-shirt, or $35 to receive an event T-shirt, with funds raised going to support University of Minnesota research and the establishment of several programs to help with hearing loss.

"A current focus is to help those who may not even know they have a hearing problem no matter their age," the release said. "The Minnesota Hearing Foundation made Minnesota the first state in the country to screen newborn babies for hearing problems in all hospitals. At the other end of the age spectrum, because research has found that as people get older hearing loss can contribute to dementia, the Foundation is pursuing an affordable portable hearing screening device in the hope that screenings can be done at local community events and schools."