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Come join Decoding Dyslexia Missouri (DDMO), in Springfield, as we celebrate dyslexia awareness with our annual Step Up for Dyslexia Walk sponsored by Springfield Center for Dyslexia and Learning. The walk will begin with a picnic and take place in beautiful Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018. Various sponsor tables will be set up with information about dyslexia, as well as activities for the kids and fun events for families.
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.
12:00 pm-Registration and Picnic begins (bring a picnic lunch)
1:00 pm-Welcome 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.
*Missouri State Senatorial candidate Eric Burlison, who sponsored the Dyslexia Bill that passed in 2016 as a State Representative, will be present to give opening remarks.
*T-Shirt Note: If you would like to receive a Step Up for Dyslexia t-shirt, then you must register by August 31st,2018. now extended until Monday, September 3, 2018!!!
**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 August 31)
**Adults 18 and older -- $25 (will receive a T-shirt if registered by August 31)
What can you do?
1. Join us...Register today!
2. Be a sponsor of the race:
3. Spread the word! Use this flyer to share the event:
4. Donate: Honor the dyslexic in your life by making a donation in his/her name!
5. Volunteer on Race Day:
Become a Volunteer for Step Up!
Come to join us for fun, fellowship, and in support of those with dyslexia. We look forward to seeing you there!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Frequently Asked Questions
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 (August 31, 2018) for either walk or the youth registration, you are guaranteed a t-shirt. Anyone who registers after the deadline is not guaranteed a t-shirt.
When do I receive my walk t-shirt? If you register before the deadline (August 31, 2018), 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. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the person who will be picking up your shirt.
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!
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 August 31, 2018.
Will the walk be canceled if it rains? The event will be held rain or shine. If weather conditions become unsafe the day before or the day of the walk, the walk director has the discretion to cancel the event. If the walk is canceled, Decoding Dyslexia Missouri will make a post on their website (www.decodingdyslexia-mo.org). 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.