Erik Wahl Painting Raises $21,000 for Miracle-Ear Foundation

Miracle-Ear Franchisees Support Giving the Gift of Sound at Fundraising Auction

Plymouth, MN (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 - Miracle-Ear, a nationwide hearing solution franchise organization, hosted over 200 franchisees and business partners in Dallas, TX for their annual convention last week. The convention consisted of workshops, keynote speakers, and networking events; most notably closing Saturday night with a record breaking auction.

In partnership with the Miracle-Ear Foundation, a Minneapolis based non-profit, the second annual Miracle-Ear Foundation Auction was held to raise funds for underprivileged Americans with hearing loss. Items were donated from Miracle-Ear preferred vendors, franchisees, staff, and from world renowned speaker and graffiti artist, Erik Wahl. After a thought provoking and innovative keynote session, three of the paintings Erik created on stage were donated to the auction.

The paintings, along with other generous donations were the highlight of the live auction, but the last item up for bid was the most exciting: Erik Wahl's Statue of Liberty painting. Two individuals went back and forth outbidding one another until Julie Beall-McKelvey, franchisee from Camp Hill, PA, was the final donor, purchasing it for $21,000.

"Erik Wahl's wiliness to donate his paintings to the Miracle-Ear Foundation was an absolute gift," said Jenni Hargraves, Director of the Miracle-Ear Foundation. "Together all three of the paintings raised $28,250, which far exceeded my expectations."

The Miracle-Ear Foundation Auction rose over $100,000, which is a 123% increase from 2013. All proceeds will go towards providing hearing aids free of cost to underprivileged adults and children across the country, as well as, help spread awareness about the importance of hearing loss conservation.

"The generosity of the Miracle-Ear franchisees was remarkable," said Hargraves. "I am continually amazed that they change lives daily through providing better hearing but then they take it a step further and give the gift of sound to those in need."

About Miracle-Ear Foundation

The Miracle-Ear Foundation, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, supports under served adults and children across the country with their hearing healthcare needs. The Miracle-Ear Foundation, working with Miracle-Ear centers across the country, has donated more than 6,500 hearing aids to over 4,100 individuals nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.miracle-earfoundation.org.

About Miracle-Ear

A trusted resource for hearing solutions for over 65 years, Miracle-Ear uses state-of-the-art technology to remove the barriers of hearing loss. The Plymouth, Minn-based company specializes in customizable hearing solutions that feature discreet, comfortable products designed to meet each individual's hearing loss needs. Free hearing tests are available at all of the company's 1,200 franchised locations across the U.S.. Franchise opportunities are available for those interested in running their own Miracle-Ear business with the support of a nationwide industry leader. For more information, visit http://www.miracle-ear.com.

Contact:

Meghan Lynch
Miracle-Ear, Inc
http://www.miracle-ear.com
+1 763-268-4132

###

Share this Story:

Comments:

comments powered by Disqus

Franchise News Room »


News By Industry »


Featured Opportunities

LemonShark Poke
We're not a stuffy, corporate franchise brand. Our brand culture emphasizes the idea of just being you, and have some fun building equity in your...
Launch Trampoline Park
Launch Trampoline Park is an indoor sports and entertainment facility featuring interconnected trampolines that form a giant jumping surface. Our...
AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care
AAMCO franchisees benefit from joining a brand that has been in business for over 50 years. Our iconic, Double A, Beep Beep, M-C-O mnemonic brings...
Midas
Midas, a recognized brand throughout the world and highly renowned name in complete car care, is proud to be one of North America's original...
The Simple Greek
The Simple Greek is redefining the traditional Greek restaurant with an interactive concept that combines premium ingredients, open kitchens and...

Subscribe to Franchising.com Express

A Franchise Update Media Production
Franchise Update Media | P.O. Box 20547 // San Jose, CA 95160 // PH. (408) 402-5681
Copyright © 2001 - 2017. All Rights Reserved.

In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)