Reach Out and Read Proves that Reading Rocks! October 15, 2013 We read to escape from reality, jump in on the latest book gossip (hello Hunger Games) or to simply pass a class. Yes, Ethics and Philosophy of Religion, I am talking to you. Whether it’s for personal enjoyment or not, many of us take for granted to beauty and knowledge we can learn from one another through the form of the written word. For me, reading has always been a significant part of my life. From bedtime stories to the annual Summer Reading List, and now casual enjoyment, I found that books only expanded my imagination. Reach Out and Read, is a remarkable nonprofit organization filled with medical-providers who promote early literacy and support children by emphasizing the significance of reading in order to build a successful life. Currently, Reach Out and Read serves more than 122,000 at-risk and/or underprivileged children and their families annually in Illinois alone. They build on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning at 6 months of age. Join the team for a family-friendly fundraising event benefiting, Reading Rocks, which benefits Reach Out and Reach, hosted by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The event will include live entertainment for kids and adults, raffle items, complimentary goodie bags for the children, a ‘make your own book’ craft table and for the Chicago Bears fans, access to full bar and flat screen TVs. Although Reach Out and Read are constantly giving back to the community, they ask to consider bringing a new or gently-used children’s book to donate to the Illinois program. Each donated book increased your chances to win fabulous door prizes and to better enhance a child’s life. Tickets range from $15 for Adults to $10 for Children (under twelve) and can be purchased on the link below. Don’t forget, this is where great stories just begin. The event is on November 17th at Noon, Marcello’s Father & Son Restaurant. Thanks, Angelique Abramowicz Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.