Taking Steps Against Dyslexia
Walk for Dyslexia-Madison
Walk for Dyslexia-Madison
The 12th Annual Walk for Dyslexia-Madison will be held
Saturday, May 15, 2021.
When held as an in-person gathering event our walk takes place at
Brittingham Park in Madison WI.
Currently, we are planning to host a limited in-person event at Brittingham Park, Madison, WI. If necessary, we will transition to a fully virtual event and notify all registrants. When you register, your non-refundable registration fee applies to either scenario. We will follow the recommendation of local public health officials in determining how we hold our event during this COVID-19 emergency as it continues into 2021.
Regardless of what form of engagement you choose, your support is critical to our ability to provide our life-changing one-on-one tutoring services. Our Walk has been a fun day for families and Center supporters to get together for over ten years. Yet we believe the main reason people register is to support the Center and to support the children that we serve. Thank you for continuing this tradition.
If we do have our planned in-person gathering on May 15, 2021, and you attend, you will be expected to abide by Covid-19 restrictions/precautions including, but not limited to:
1) Wearing a mask.
2) Staying at least six feet apart from others who are not in your household.
In addition, parents, you are responsible for your children abiding by these restrictions.
Download directions, pledge form, and register by mail form below.
Dale & Deb Holmen - co-chairs
Kelly Kuenzie - ex-officio
Roger Nietzke - ex-officio
Jen Davie - Advisor
The Walk for Dyslexia-Madison raises funds to support the Madison Area Children's Dyslexia Center to provide free tutoring to children with dyslexia in the greater South Central Wisconsin area. All money raised at our Walks stays in the Madison area to support our local Center.
OR ... you can VOLUNTEER to help the day of the walk. To volunteer, please contact Craig Froelich at 608-258-8814 or email Craig at email@example.com.
Dyslexia is a neurological learning disability that makes it difficult for children and adults to read, write and spell. It affects up to one out of every five people and affects boys and girls equally.
Children left with untreated dyslexia often suffer devastating personal consequences and are more likely than their nondyslexic peers to drop out of high school. Research reveals that children with untreated dyslexia can become underachieving adults unable to contribute to society at their fullest capacity.
Without proper intervention, dyslexia can lead to literacy, academic, social and self-esteem difficulties. While it is a treatable condition, millions of sufferers go without help due to lack of finances or access to services.
That’s where the Children’s Dyslexia Centers can help.
The Children’s Dyslexia Centers are equipping students with the skills and confidence they need to approach learning with eagerness and without fear. Our proven therapeutic techniques have a documented success rate, generally resulting in significant gain in reading level.
In 1994, the Scottish Rite Freemasons of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction partnered with Massachusetts General Hospital’s Language Disorders Unit to launch a major endeavor to help ease the life-long challenges faced by children with dyslexia. Until this program was launched, no other national charity had adopted this critical need as a major concern.
Scottish Rite Freemasons made the following philanthropic pledges:
Today, the program is nationally recognized for its efforts to help children and their families overcome the painful obstacles of dyslexia. Our more than 40 Dyslexia Centers in 13 states provide intervention at reduced or no charge to children from early elementary through high school who have a profile suggesting dyslexia. Children are eligible regardless of economic status. The positive impact of early intervention on the lives of these children and their families is enormous and inspires our commitment to this program.
Mark your calendar for our 2021 Walk for Dyslexia-Madison:
Saturday, May 15, 2021!
YOU MAY REGISTER NOW!!!