Miley Cyrus to Support Starkey Hearing Foundation in Haiti Again
Earlier this year, Miley Cyrus traveled to Haiti help Starkey Hearing Foundation deliver much-needed supplies to deaf children, and now she's doing it all over again.
On July 24, the former 'Hannah Montana' star performed at Starkey Hearing Foundation's 11th annual So the World May Hear Gala in St. Paul, Minn., singing hits like 'Who Owns My Heart' and 'The Climb.' She tweeted, "@starkeyhearing is such an awesome event! Having so much fun! I can't wait to perform! Marley Matlin is my new #hero."
The event raised $7.2 million this weekend, thanks in part to the singer/actress' winning bid for another trip to Haiti, where she'll continue her charitable work with the organization. "Going back to Haiti :)," Miley wrote. "Just bid at the @starkeyhearing gala and it's confirmed! I am so excited! Bringing all my friends this time. #blessed."
In a press release, she added: "After I went on my first mission to Haiti with the Starkey Hearing Foundation, I felt so drawn to helping others hear for the first time and immediately wanted to look for another chance to go back and help again. I grew up around music with my brothers and sisters and couldn't imagine what it would be like if we couldn't hear the magic of music -– it's had such an influence on my life –- so I want everyone to have the ability to enjoy sound as it was intended." Way to go, Miley!