2018 5K RUN / WALK to Help Children with Dyslexia

May 12
Hosted by:Children's Dyslexia Cente...
May 12, 2018 at 7:30am to
Scottish Rite Valley of Chicago map 383 East Lake Street Bloomingdale, IL 60108-1191
Goal: $60,000
$36,686 4 61% Complete

Event Details

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Providing Hope to Children With Dyslexia!

There are many ways you can provide much needed support to our kids.

  • Your company can help by becoming an event sponsor

  • You can help by joining the walk and collecting support pledges from your sponsors, friends and family

  • You can help by forming a team

  • You can help by making a general donation

  • You can help by volunteering at the event

Our program has a 98% success rate and these Children really do need your help.  There are approximately 200,000 people with Dyslexia in the Chicago area and we currently have the ability / funds to assist 40+ children and our goal is to open a 2nd center to serve Chicago.

We’re walking to raise money to help children with dyslexia learn to read and write. Dyslexia cannot be cured, but it can be overcome. Through our Chicago Center, we provide children with the highest quality, state-of-the-art, multi-sensory tutorial reading and written language instruction – all free of charge.  And we train volunteers in the art, science and practice of tutoring children to overcome dyslexia.

Schedule & Course Route

Saturday, May 12th 2018

7:30 am Check-in / registration opens

9:00 am 5K Timed RUN and WALK to Help Children with Dyslexia starts

Fun food and refreshments to follow

Event Resources: |  Donation Log  |  Printable Event Flyer

 An Illinois Child Identification Program (IL CHIP) will be held in conjunction with the Walk to Help Children with Dyslexia.  This event is FREE OF CHARGE.  Every year thousands of children become lost. Some fall victim to abduction. Time is critical! This vital information program provides everything you need to assist authorities in finding your child. It only takes a few minutes and supplies parents with a complete child identification package that can be taken home or carried with the family on vacation. The information, most of which is contained in an electronic format, is compact and totally private. You receive – color photo, DNA sample, Fingerprints and a recorded interview.

Dyslexia 5K Course


What if it rains?

This is a rain or shine event.We've had beautiful weather the past few years.

Can we bring dogs or strollers?

Yes, but we ask that you clean up after your dog and keep strollers toward the back of the group as it can get crowded.

Is it a timed event?

Yes, all participants will be timed.  For those runners who track thier results, results wil be posted at Chicago Athlete, CARA and RaceTome.  For those walking, feel free to walk at your own pace, enjoy the company of others and the scenic beauty of the Spring Creek reservoir.

Can kids participate?

Of course! This is a super-fun event for the whole family.

Can I take video or pictures?

Please do! And make sure you share them on all of our social media outlets!

Will there be food available?

Yes! We will have free food and refreshments available to all participants after the walk is completed

Will there be water available?

Yes! We will have free water available on the course, and after the event is completed


For any other questions, please email us at terryhartl@cdcchicago.com


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