Our focus:

cochlear implants

Since inception we have focused on raising awareness and funds for cochlear implants.  Now we are about to take the next step. 

For the past five years, Jacob's Ride has provided funding for several individuals getting their first cochlear implant. Now we are directly accepting applications, participating in the screening and selection process.

We are teamed with other cochlear implant charities to help make surgeries possible for those without any health insurance.  Together with these other charities, we hope to make surgery possible for those who would otherwise not be able to afford it.

 
 
 
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Our Mission

Jacob's Ride is dedicated to raising funds for deaf and severely hearing-impaired individuals who cannot afford a cochlear implant. On and off of a bicycle, Jacob's Ride generates tremendous support for and awareness of both the hearing loss and cochlear implant communities.

From special events to baseball games, each event is a fun melding of cochlear implant users, implant candidates, individuals with hearing loss, and hearing individuals.

The media coverage generated by long-distance cycling serves to raise regional and nationwide awareness of the importance of cochlear implant access, and hearing loss issues in general. To that end, Jacob's Ride benefits all individuals with hearing loss. 

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Our Impact

Jacob's Ride was established in 2013 to raise funds and public awareness about the benefits of cochlear implants for the deaf. Jacob Landis, a cochlear implant recipient, has dedicated himself to helping others receive the gift of hearing.

Jacob has ridden his bike over 20,000 miles and the resulting donations have financed over a dozen cochlear implants!

 

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Miles Biked across America

Jacob has ridden his bike over 15,000 miles and the resulting donations have financed over a dozen cochlear implants!

 

47+

baseball games attended

Founded in 2013, Jacob's Ride raises funds and public awareness about the benefits of cochlear implants for the deaf.

 
 

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Thousand individuals Impacted

Jacob has spoken at over 120 public forums addressing more than 10,000 people - each time spreading the word about cochlear implants.

 
 

August 2015

Jacob Landis turned his hearing loss into a mission by riding his bike across the country to visit all 30 Minor League Baseball stadiums.

The Annapolis resident used his cross country trek to raise awareness and money for cochlear implants. He said cochlear implants have been underserved as a charitable effort. When he received his in 1999, he was one of the first 5,000 individuals to receive them. Now, there are more than 300,000.

 

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become a sponsor

As a Jacob's Ride Sponsor, you can help make hearing possible for babies who are born deaf, as well as children who become deaf due to illness, injury, or developmental issues. With a cochlear implant, they can obtain their oral skills and be mainstreamed. You can also make it possible for late-deafened adults to remain in the workforce and support themselves and their families. Aside from these rich rewards, Sponsors will also get substantial positive visibility locally and nationally.

 

 

Home Run Sponsor ($10,000)

Your company mentioned in opening remarks for any public appearances. Option on distribution of one promotional item to any or all of the Jacob's Ride participants.

Your logo featured on:

  • All Jacob's Ride clothing & equipment
  • Garment worn by Jacob during public appearances
  • Garment worn during local & national news
  • The Jacob's Ride website

 

Double Sponsor

Option on distribution of one promotional item to any or all of the Jacob's Ride participants.

Your logo featured on:

  • Selected items of Jacob's Ride clothing & equipment
  • The Jacob's Ride website

Triple Sponsor ($5,000)

Option on distribution of one promotional item to any or all of the Jacob's Ride participants.

Your logo featured on:

  • Selected items of Jacob's Ride clothing & equipment
  • The Jacob's Ride website

 

Single Sponsor ($1,000)

All Sponsor logos and Sponsor company/foundation names on this website are active links to the company/foundation website.

  • Your company’s name on the Jacob's Ride website.
 
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Get Involved

Use the links below to get involved with Jacob's Ride. Whether you're looking to donate and support our mission, or whether you're interested in working directly with Jacob to have him speak to your organization or local club about Cochlear Implants, Jacob's Ride is here for everyone in support of hearing.

 

Become a sponsor

Jacob's Ride offers several sponsorship levels. Your sponsorship ensures the success of Jacob's Ride.

Invite Jacob to Speak

When in your city, Jacob is always welcome and happy to speak to a variety of organizations about his mission and work.

Make a Donation

All proceeds directly impact Jacob's Ride and our mission to spread awareness for cochlear implants.