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Richard Bailey's Fundraiser:

9th Annual Run to Read

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BENEFITING: ALABAMA KIWANIS FOUNDATION INC

EVENT: Support Jean Dean RIF Campaign

EVENT DATE: Oct 29, 2016

Richard Bailey

THE STORY:

Friends, I am in my 9th year as the volunteer race director for the Run to Read Family fun event benefiting Jean Dean RIF(Reading is Fundamental). This organization is the signature charity for the Alabama Kiwanis Foundation(Im a Kiwanian of 20 plus years) and operates under the mission guidelines of the National Reading is Fundamental program that has been around since the early 60's (Remember the RIF Bookmobiles?) Jean Dean RIF, with the help of many hundreds of volunteers and clubs across the state, get new, age appropriate books in the hands of at risk children attending head start type day care programs. The mission of course is to promote early love of reading and the long term benefits that are obvious. As a volunteer reader I can attest how much the kids love the books. The race is an awareness and fundraiser event that I have enjoyed being a part of (even though its like planning a wedding every year, uggh). Your consideration in helping me raise a few extra dollars is certainly greatly appreciated) Over 25000 children across Alabama receive 3 books a year, with the help of volunteer civic clubs distributing and reading to the children. An average price of a book plus shipping costs is approximately $3.00. The Run to Read is set for October 29th in Opelika, AL. Visit www.runtoread.com and www.jeandeanrif.org for more about our efforts to raise awareness and funds for Alabama Kids

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