Star-Studded Event to Include Live Performances by Miley Cyrus, Reba, Meat Loaf, LIBERA and Kevin Costner & Modern West; as well as a Who’s Who from the Movies, Television and Sports and Entertainment Worlds

What: The Starkey Hearing Foundation, dedicated to changing the social consciousness of hearing and hearing issues through education and research while providing the gift of hearing, presents their annual So The World May Hear Gala.

Who: The Starkey Hearing Foundation joins forces with celebrities and athletes alike to raise awareness and deliver the gift of hearing to those in need around the world.  Each year, the Foundation’s So the World May Hear Awards Gala recognizes those who have made a commitment to helping others and affect positive change in the world. This year’s honorees are: President Bill Clinton, Marlee Matlin, Doug Pitt and Randy Hogan.

In addition, the So the World May Hear gala will feature performances by Reba, Meat Loaf, LIBERA, and Miley Cyrus, along with two surprise performances. Additional celebrities currently scheduled to attend include: Patricia Arquette, David Arquette, Julia Ormond, Jordin Sparks, Whoopi Goldberg, Maria Bello, Verne Troyer, Buzz Aldrin, Kevin Sorbo, Gary Busey, Kevin Costner, Phil Hellmuth, Larry Fitzgerald, Santonio Holmes, Roy Williams and many more.

When:  Sunday, July 24th
3:00p.m. – Red Carpet Begins
5:00p.m. – Gala Begins

Where: St. Paul River Centre
175 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102

Note: Satellite Vehicles in designated parking on sidewalk, off the street, by RiverCentre marquee only for duration of filming.

About The Starkey Hearing Foundation: The Starkey Hearing Foundation is striving to change the social consciousness of hearing and hearing loss prevention.  Hearing loss affects one in 10 Americans, and 63 million children worldwide, yet many do not have access to the hearing devices that can help correct that disability.  The Foundation now delivers more than 100,000 hearing aids through hearing missions in countries stretching from the U.S. to Vietnam.  Since 2000, the Foundation has supplied more than 500,000 hearing aids to people in need and is striving to achieve its goal of distributing over one million free hearing aids in this decade.  In addition to giving the gift of hearing, the Foundation also works diligently to promote ‘safe hearing’ through two unique programs – the recently launched Listen Carefully campaign, aimed at preventing hearing loss among teens and young people; and the Sound Matters™ program, which with the help of partners such as Best Buy, the Grammy Foundation and others within the music and entertainment industry, seeks to raise social awareness of healthy hearing, prevention of hearing damage, and regular hearing check-ups.  For more information on the Starkey Hearing Foundation, visit Last year’s 2010 Starkey Hearing Foundation So the World May Hear gala successfully raised $7 million, every dollar of which contributed to helping change the lives of people around the world.

About Shelly Palmer

Named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategy, design and engineering firm focused at the nexus of technology, media and marketing. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for Adweek, and is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC. Follow @shellypalmer or visit or subscribe to our daily email

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