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Awareness and funding for the deaf and hard of hearing raised at event

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Deafies in Drag show and post-event gathering raises funds for Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center work in the community

FORT MYERS, Fla. - EntSun -- The challenges and triumphs of deaf culture were the subject of a comedy performance by Selena Minogue and Casavina, two drag queens who make up the deaf duo Deafies in Drag, at an event Jan. 11 in Fort Myers.

Portraits of program participants donated by photographer Brian Tietz were on display at the fundraiser at the Collaboratory. A post-event gathering was hosted by Millennial Brewing.

The Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center provides a wide range of services to the deaf and hard of hearing community, including education, advocacy and community involvement in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades and DeSoto counties. The event raised $5,100 for center programming.

Sponsors of the event were SVRS, Millennial Brewing Company, Glory Days Grill, Wildlife Task Force, Edison National Bank, Studio+, Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank, Jessica Harris Interpreting Services Inc., All Heart Entertainment, Kelly Tawley, Brittany Carroll and Carolyn Dahlman Writes.

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About Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center

Founded in 1983 as The Deaf Service Center, the Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center is the only organization of its kind in Southwest Florida specifically working to improve the quality of life for the deaf and hard of hearing citizens and their families through education, advocacy and community involvement. A wide range of services are offered to deaf and hard of hearing children and adults of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades and DeSoto counties, including interpreting services, free telephone equipment loans, deaf mentor program, American sign language classes, information and referral services, employment assistance, family education, community outreach and education, and adaptive equipment sales. For information, call 239-461-0334 voice phone, 239-247-5821 video phone, or visit www.dhhc.life.

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