The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!
Families and community members can choose to gather in beautiful spring weather to make strides against dyslexia or participate with a virtual option. On Saturday, May 21, the public is invited to join in the Walk for Dyslexia to benefit the Madison Area Children’s Dyslexia Center, which offers free, individualized tutoring for children who struggle with reading, writing, and spelling. In-person registration will begin at 7:30 am at Brittingham Park (829 W. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI). The 5K walk/fun run will start at 8:30 am. Participants are welcome to run or walk the course. No timing is provided. Note that all COVID-19 precautions (eg masks) will be optional per city of Madison guidelines.
Dogs are welcome at Brittingham Park according to the City of Madison. The City of Madison does require all dogs to be on a leash (leashes must be non-retractable and a maximum of 6 feet long). We ask that you respect your fellow event participants and watch your dog closely.
Virtual Option: Now you can skip the port-a-potties, skip the check-in line and participate in the ultimate 5k event from the comfort of your own neighborhood—or even your own home! And you can invite out-of-town or even out-of-state friends and family to join in the fun—without ever having to even see them. Participants can create their own course. Run a 5k around your neighborhood or at a local park. Or plot a walk from your bedroom to the kitchen and back again if you’d prefer. We encourage you to send a photo of your adventure to KKuenzie@cdcinc.org. We will be sharing photos on our Facebook page.
ONLINE REGISTRATION AND DONATION FEES:
Please note there is an online registration fee attached to each registration and donation.
If you would prefer to skip paying the online processing fee, we encourage you to mail-in registration or donations. Please download the registration form and mail it in prior to May 9, 2022. Donations are accepted through the mail on a continuous basis. If you would like us to notify a fundraiser of your donation, please note that with your check.
Grab your friends, colleagues, and family to form a team! All teams that have 5 or more team members receive a $5 discount on their registration. Discounts will be enjoyed in the form of a refund once your team has reached a minimum of 5 team members. Click through the registration process to start your team. If you are searching for a team that has already been created, click the menu above to find them.
Our in-person 2021 walk was a total success! We raised over $24,000.
Watch this site for photos!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Winning Entry for the 2021 Walk!
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 2022 Walk for Dyslexia-Madison:
Saturday, May 21, 2022!
Check-in/Registration at 7:30am
Walk begins at 8:30am
Pre-registration will open in spring of 2022.