Last night the Hearing Health Foundation hosted An Intimate Evening with Cyndi Lauper at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. The evening was mc'd by Richard Kind, a long term supporter of the Foundation. Guests appreciated an intimate performance by Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper to help raise funds and awareness for a cure for hearing loss.
Besides a stellar performance by the world renowned Cyndi Lauper, the evening also included a silent auction and a cocktail reception sponsored by VEEV Liquor. Richard Kind, a renowned comic genius, delivered a funny introduction then introduced the evenings co-chairs Natasha Boucai and Victoria Orlin. They delivered a touching speech before Foundation Executive Director Andrea Boidman that covered the Hearing Restoration Project, the Foundation's initiative that aims to find a biological cure for hearing loss in the next decade. Hearing loss is an issue that affects one in five Americans.
Cyndi Lauper & Richard Kind attend An Intimate Evening with Cyndi Lauper to Benefit Hearing Health Foundation
After their speech, Jennifer Harrington came on stage to share her inspiring story. Then Sotheby's auctioneer Eileen Agopian led a live auction to raise more funds for the Foundation. Once the auction was over, Kind returned to the stage to introduce superstar Cyndi Lauper. She performed several favorite hits including “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Money Changes Everything” and “Time After Time.” As the legendary performer sang, she walked through the audience and brought everyone to their feet. The B.B. King Blues Club on 42nd Street in NYC was filled to capacity as fans and supporters cheered for Cyndi on February 6.
Since 1958, the Hearing Health Foundation has given more than $27.8 million to hearing research. The Hearing Restoration Project (HRP) was launched by the Foundation in 2011. The Project involves a consortium of scientists working on cell regeneration in the ear to help restore hearing. The goal is a biological cure for most types of acquired hearing loss within the next decade. The Foundation also publishes Hearing Health magazine, a free consumer resource with information about hearing loss along with related technology, products and research. For additional information about hearing loss or to make a donation, visit the Hearing Health Foundation.