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October 18, 2012

Six Hearing Loss Advocates to Run for Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in the ING NYC Marathon


October 18, 2012—It's a family affair for Team Clarke at this year's ING New York City Marathon to be held on November 4, 2012. Two sets of parents and children will be crossing the finish line for hearing loss awareness: O.J. Logue, of Northampton, MA is set to run with daughter Amanda Logue of New York City, and Dana Stallings will join daughter Haley Stallings, both of Jacksonville, Florida. Rounding out Team Clarke is Nelson Daniels of the Cayman Islands (running in support of his nephew Cooper, who was born with a hearing loss), and Clarke supporter Donald "Keith" Andress of Birmingham, Alabama. All members of Team Clarke are running the 26-mile marathon to raise funds in support of Clarke’s programs serving children and adults with hearing loss.

ABOUT THE TEAM

Nelson Daniels

Nelson Daniels is an Executive Chef currently living in the Cayman Islands. He was born and raised in Mickleton, NJ, where most of his family still resides. This is Nelson's first marathon and he is very excited to be running on behalf of Clarke Schools. Nelson's 2-year-old nephew Cooper was born deaf and recently received two cochlear implants. Nelson is running in support of his nephew, Clarke Schools, and everyone living with hearing loss.


Amanda Logue

Amanda is a musician enrolled in a graduate program at the Juilliard School in Manhattan. Amanda grew up in a family of runners in Southwest Harbor, Maine and is excited to run her first marathon with her dad, O.J. Logue. Amanda spent this summer training in the Swiss Alps while her husband, Caleb, performed at the Verbier Festival. She can’t wait to cross the finish line!


O.J. Logue

O.J. Logue serves as the Director of the Northampton Schools Program (grades K-8) at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. O.J. received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Maine in Social Welfare, a Master’s Degree from the University of Maine in Secondary Social Studies and Special Education, and a Doctorate from Vanderbilt University in Higher Education Administration. A lifelong athlete, O.J. competed in the Deaf Olympics in long distance running and served, for many years, as a collegiate track coach at the University of Maine. He is very excited to be running along with his daughter, Amanda.


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Dana Stallings
Many years ago, Dana’s 8th grade English teacher asked her class to write down their life goals. One of her goals was to run a marathon. Dana’s daughter, Haley, is hard of hearing and attended the Clarke School in Jacksonville, Florida. “Clarke made a huge impact on our lives and when they asked if Haley and I would run in the ING NYC Marathon, I knew I would finally fulfill my 8th grade goal! I'm running this race for Haley and for children who are deaf or hard of hearing everywhere.”


Haley Stallings
Haley Stallings was born with hearing loss and attended Clarke in Jacksonville, FL. “After attending Clarke for 3 years, I graduated from their amazing and life-changing program. I am now a runner and a member of the cross-country and track teams at my school. This year my mother and I were given the wonderful opportunity to run in the ING NYC Marathon. Please join me in supporting Clarke so that they can help other children with hearing loss and their families!”


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