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Photo by Fritz Rethage   ·    Posted October 31, 2005

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WALK to Help Dyslexic Children

Heights Lodge Sponsors 5k Walk        Euclid Lodge #136
32° Masonic Learning Centers for Children, Inc.

The 32nd Masonic Learning Center for Children located at 301 Division Avenue, held its 2nd Annual Hasbrouck Heights 5K Walk to Help Dyslexic Children on Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 a.m. at Depken Field (Franklin & Route 17).

Registration was $15 Adults/$5 children under12. Walkers received a "T" shirt. Refreshments were available.

Proceeds go directly to the cost of training tutors and tutoring children.

The Masonic Learning Centers for Children has taken the lead nationally in tutoring children with dyslexia at no cost. The learning centers are open to all children regardless of economic status, race or religion, or Masonic affiliation. There are 43 centers in 14 states.

Dyslexia is an inherited neurological disorder that affects the way people learn to read and speak as well as how they process things mathematically. Some of the world’s most famous artists, innovators and leaders were and are dyslexic, including Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Agatha Christie, William Hewlitt, Winston Churchill, Tom Cruise, Cher, Jay Leno, and Charles Schwab.

Dyslexia affects one out of every five people, and affects boys and girls in equal numbers. Children left with untreated dyslexia often suffer devastating personal consequences.

It’s the number one reason teenagers drop out of school, and is a primary factor in juvenile delinquency.

Research reveals that children with untreated dyslexia can become underachieving adults unable to contribute to society at their fullest capacity.

Dyslexia is, however, a treatable condition. Children with dyslexia need professional help, and the earlier they receive it, the greater their chances of achieving normal, fully functional lives.

Event chairs were Judy Beasley and John R. Schulze. Call 973-694-8976 for more information.

[2004 5k Walk]

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Early registration

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Dyslexic information available

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First group of walkers getting started around the track at Depken Athletic Field


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