Step Up for Dyslexia

Sun October 13, 2019 Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 US Directions

Step Up For Dyslexia Picnic

12:00PM CDT - 2:30PM CDT

2 Mile Walk/Run

1:30PM CDT - 2:30PM CDT

1 Mile Fun Walk

1:45PM CDT - 2:30PM CDT
Capaha Park
1400 Broadway St
Cape Girardeau, MO US 63701

Join Decoding Dyslexia-MO For A Picnic And Awareness Walk
Sponsored by Modern Woodmen

Come join Decoding Dyslexia Missouri, in Cape Girardeau, as we celebrate dyslexia awareness with our second annual Step Up for Dyslexia Walk.  The walk will begin with a picnic and take place in beautiful Capaha Park on Sunday, October 13rd, 2019.  

Decoding Dyslexia Missouri is a grassroots parent-led movement with a three-pronged mission to educate, advocate and legislate on behalf of those with dyslexia. We are focused on linking families to resources, support, and educational interventions for dyslexia. Our goal is to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia in Missouri.

With your support, this event will rally families, friends and supporters of DDMO as we work together to achieve our mission and create change for children and adults with dyslexia in our community. All proceeds will directly support DDMO’s mission.

Event Timeline:

12:00 pm-Registration and Picnic begins (bring a picnic lunch or buy at Straight Line Swine's Food Truck and Andy's Sweet Tooth)
1:00 pm-Welcome given by Representative Kathryn Swan and Announcements
1:30 pm- 2 Mile Walk/Run Begins
1:45 pm-1 Mile Fun Walk Begins

Kids activities will be going on throughout the picnic beginning at noon.

Come out and enjoy music by K103, Moonwalkers inflatables, face painting, balloon artistry, entertainment from Fingerprint, and food from Straight Line Swine and Andy's Sweet Tooth!

*T-Shirt Note: If you would like to receive a Step Up for Dyslexia t-shirt, then you must register by  September 30, 2019.


**Registration Fees

**Age 0-10 can walk for free, but they will not receive a T-shirt
**Age 0-17 $15 (will receive a T-shirt if registered by September 30)
**Adults 18 and older $25 (will receive a T-shirt if registered by September 30)

Come join us for fun, fellowship and in support of those with dyslexia. We look forward to seeing you there!


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Dyslexia Champion - Presenting Sponsor
Dyslexia Support Sponsor
Friend of Dyslexia Sponsor
Valued Sponsors

Is this a race?  No.  This is an awareness walk for fun and fellowship.  There will be no timing or placing. 


Do I get a t-shirt?  If you register before the deadline (September 30, 2019) for either walk or the youth registration, you are guaranteed a t-shirt.  Anyone who registers after the deadline is not guaranteed a shirt. 


When do I receive my walk t-shirt?  If you register before the deadline (September 30, 2019), you will receive your shirt on the day of the walk at the registration/check-in table.


I signed up, but now I won't be able to walk/run.  Can I get a refund?  We are unable to provide refunds for registration fees.  However, if you signed up before the deadline, you may have someone else pick up your t-shirt on walk day. 


Will the walk be cancelled if it rains?  The event will be held rain or shine.  If weather conditions become unsafe the day before or day of the walk, the walk director has discretion to cancel the event.  If the walk is cancelled Decoding Dyslexia Missouri will make a post on their website ( ).  We will be unable to provide refunds due to cancellation as this is a fundraising event.  All proceeds go to parent/teacher education, and helps DDMO members continue their work in the legislature.  


Who can participate in the events? All Step Up for Dyslexia Events are open to all ages; however, register your children ages (1-17) through the Youth Registration Tab for all walk events. All adults ages 18+ need to register through the 2 Mile Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Walk Tabs. The Picnic is a free event open to all ages. Bring your own picnic basket or buy from Straight Line Swine's food truck which has reasonably priced, family friendly food.

I see that children 10 and under are free. Do I need to register them? Children aged 10 and under can participate in both the 2 Mile Run/Walk and the 1 Mile Fun Walk for free without being registered for either event, but they are not eligible for a walk t-shirt. If you would like for your child to receive the walk t-shirt you will need to complete the youth registration form for them and pay the registration fee. The registration deadline in order to receive a t-shirt is September 30, 2019.





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Dyslexia Champion - Presenting Sponsor
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