Children’s Dyslexia Center holding walk and 5K Run May 12
The Children’s Dyslexia Center of Metropolitan Chicago, a Scottish Rite Masonic charity, will be hosting its annual “WALK and 5K Run to Help Children with Dyslexia” at 8 a.m. May 12 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Bloomingdale.
"The Dyslexia Walk came about 10 years ago to raise funds for the Children's Dyslexia Center of Metropolitan Chicago and to raise awareness of dyslexia," Katharine Hamilton, publicity chairman of the board of governors for the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Metropolitan Chicago, said.
All proceeds benefit the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Metropolitan Chicago in La Grange.
It is estimated that 10 to 15 percent of the population suffers from dyslexia. The disorder slows down learning, and impairs the ability to communicate effectively and fully participate in school and in the workforce.
The goal of the walk is to raise $60,000 to help support a newly opened satellite facility in Palatine.