Dyslexia walk-a-thon on Sept. 12

14 years ago

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A Walk-a-thon to help children with dyslexia will be held in Presque Isle on Sunday, Sept. 12, beginning at 1 p.m. Registration will take place from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at Mantle Lake Park, located next to Pine Street Elementary School. The walk route will follow the Bike Path from Mantle Lake Park to Netherland Office Products by the Municipal Building and back to Mantle Lake Park. A hot dog cookout will be held at Mantle Lake Park, following the Walk-a-thon, for all participants.
The Walk-a-thon is sponsored by the Masonic Scottish Rite – Valley of Aroostook, with assistance from the Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp program. All funds raised through the Walk-a-thon will help support treatment for dyslexic students available through the 32nd Degree Masonic Learning Center for Children, Inc. in Bangor, the nearest such facility to Aroostook County.

Dyslexia is a language-processing disorder that can’t be cured, but can be overcome. The program offered at the Masonic Learning Center offers the most effective treatment of its kind in battling this disorder.

Pledge forms for the Walk-a-thon are available in most schools throughout Aroostook County having students in middle and/or high school. Pledge forms may also be obtained by calling Jack Foster, Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp program coordinator, at 498-6431.

The Walk-a-thon will be held rain or shine.