Is Your Audiologist a Race Car Driver?

June 15, 2015 7:01 pm

Hart Hearing PorscheOn September 13th Dr. Stephen Hart of Hart Hearing Centers embarked on the journey of a lifetime. After a 1200 mile drive and 17 hour ferry ride he arrived on the island of Newfoundland, Canada to compete in the World Class Targa Newfoundland. One of only three international Targa motorsports, the event covers more than 1600 kilometers along twisty challenging roads.

Dr. Hart was joined by lifelong friend and teammate Tom Megan who owns the 1965 Porsche 356SC they raced in.

Though mechanical difficulties forced them to end their race early, Dr. Hart reached his goal of raising nearly $5,500 for the Bethany House, a local organization serving the needs of homeless women and children in the Rochester area.

It’s all or nothing when Dr. Stephen Hart, Au.D. takes on a challenge. When he took up biking, he committed to a 100 mile charity ride. Next, he started running with a group from the Metro Center YMCA and soon completed a marathon, again for a charity.

This September, Dr. Hart will embark on a 1500km trek around the island of Newfoundland when he competes in the World Class Targa Newfoundland September 13–18, 2015 with his lifelong friend, Tom Megan. The two will race in Megan’s 1965 Porsche 356SC.

But it’s not all about the Race. Dr. Stephen Hart will be racing to raise money for Bethany House, a shelter for homeless women and children in Rochester, N.Y.

“Targa Newfoundland gives me the opportunity to do something I love (road race) and also bring much needed attention to this organization. My wife Meg and I feel strongly about helping those less fortunate and supporting women as they get back on their feet.” says Dr. Hart.

Bethany House does not expect payment from the people it serves or receive funding from social services. All of their funding is through donations. “Donors like Steve and Meg Hart are the heart and soul of Bethany House. Their commitment and generosity help sustain our mission.” says Donna Ecker, Executive Director of Bethany House. Bethany House also operates a clothing room, a drop-in center and an emergency food cupboard.

Come September, people can follow Dr. Hart’s race online at the Hart Hearing Centers Facebook Page. Steve will be posting video from the driver’s vantage point with a GoPro Camera along with daily updates.

To support Bethany House, tax deductible donations can be sent c/o Hart Hearing Centers 468 Titus Avenue, Rochester N.Y. 14617. Checks should be made payable to Bethany House.

About Bethany House: Bethany House is a Catholic Worker House of Hospitality serving the needs of homeless women and children. Together at Bethany, the staff members, volunteers, guests, and former guests strive to create a peaceful welcoming atmosphere where everyone is at home. Bethany House is supported solely through the goodness of individuals, churches, and charitable groups.

More information is available at www.ssjrochester.org/bethanyhouse.

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