Clarke's Listening Walk at the Zoo and 5K Run

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Sunday, May 20, 2018
at the Philadelphia Zoo

In May 2018, over 1,134 friends explored the Philadelphia Zoo at Clarke's Listening Walk and 5K Run. The exciting day began with a 5K run, followed by a listening scavenger hunt where children with hearing loss who are learning to listen and talk at Clarke Philadelphia—and children from the wider community—identified animal sounds!

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Thank you to Jeff Reeder Photographer for capturing the day so beautifully!

Congratulations to Listening Walk and 5K Run Award Winners:

  • Largest Team: Sh-Sh-Shane's Striders
  • Top Fundraising Team: Josie and the Jets
  • Top Fundraising Individual: Carol Shingler
  • Overall Top Male Runner: David Gutstadt
  • Overall Top Female Runner: Madelena Rizzo
  • And great job to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each age category!

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View CBS Philly coverage of the event >

View KYW Newsradio coverage of the event >

Thanks to amazing fundraising efforts, we raised over $106,000! The event was made possible by the incredible assistance of many sponsors, fundraisers, in-kind donors, volunteers and supporters that include current families, staff and alumni. If you’re moved to further support the services Clarke provides, it’s not too late to donate here.

Special thanks to:


Gold Sponsor: Teddy’s TigersLunch Sponsors: Nudy’s Café, Nemours’ Games & Activities Sponsor: Jeremy and Julie Maletz Listening Stop Sponsors: Jack Holender, Tasa Group, RKA Buliders, Stewart Huston Trust, Zavino Resource Table Sponsors: Neiman Markus, CHOP, Cochlear, The Fitler Club, Phonak, AG Bell, Dudnyk


Co-Chairs: Caroline Linz and Darragh Straubel (LW) and Sonia Weimann (5K Run) Members: Ashley Bainbridge, Randy Bainbridge, Jason Bozzone, Bob Bush, Rosetta Conigliaro, Mary Kate Connelly, Daniel Connors, Melissa DiNofia-Bozzone, Maria Facenda, Rachelle Ferrelli, Jenna Federico, Sherri Fickenscher, Jason Friedland, Carol Katarsky, Ashley Mahlstedt, Julie Maletz, Jeana Novak, Gloria Pugliese, Claire Raab, Erica Schafer, Doug Scott, Judy Sexton, Susan Stone, Michael Straubel, Charlie Urquhart


Donors: USI Insurance Services, Don Mahoney, Michael Straubel, Susan Stone In-Kind Donors: Jeff Reeder Photographer, SoulCycle, Old Eagle Tavern, Iron Hill Brewery, Arden Theatre Co., Historic Philadelphia Inc.


Contact Jenna Federico, Development Associate and Event Coordinator, at