Friday, November 5, 2010

Fact Friday - Reach Out and Read Utah Fun Run for Reading

**Reach Out and Read Utah is part of the national organization Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.
Reach Out and Read Utah builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning at 6 months of age. The 3.8 million families in the United States served annually by Reach Out and Read read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten better prepared to succeed, with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills.
Reach Out and Read Utah will be hosting their first annual "Reach Out and Read Fun Run for Reading" on Saturday, November 13th, starting at 9:00 am.  There is a 10K or a 5K run/walk along the Jordan River Parkway, starting in Murray, to support the Reach Out and Read program!  Registration for this event is $25 ahead, or $30 the day of the event.  You can register online at or by mail. 
If you have any questions or need further information, you can contact the Reach Out and Read Utah program coordinator, Anna Farnsworth at 801-647-8038. 
Many of our Willow Creek employees and doctors will be participating in this wonderful event!  A special thanks to Dr. Lynch for providing the information to us!

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