The Jack Vernon Walk to Silence Tinnitus, to be held in Portland, Ore, and online on June 26, is the Portland-based American Tinnitus Association‘s (ATA) signature fundraising event.

The event honors the lifelong work of ATA’s founder, Jack A. Vernon, PhD, and raises money for tinnitus research.

Fully 100% of the money raised will be used for research grants, and for every $50,000 raised by ATA, the organization awards one research grant.

Participation is as follows:

  • The approximately 2-mile physical walk is to be held in Portland, from 10 am to noon and;
  • A virtual walk allows individuals worldwide to come together in support of ATA’s mission to cure tinnitus.

The walk begins and ends in the Main Street Plaza (at the end of Main Street, next to the Eastbank Esplanade pedestrian and bicycle path), between the Morrison and Hawthorne bridges; the route is fully wheelchair accessible. Click here for a map to the Plaza.

Those wishing to make a general gift to the Jack Vernon Walk to Silence Tinnitus can join Team ATA as part of the registration process. To join a a different team, can search by team or individual name on the group’s Web site.

The ATA says all contributions to the Jack Vernon Walk to Silence Tinnitus will be 100% restricted to funding tinnitus research.

Virtual walkers can start a team right now.

[Source: ATA]