The MS Readathon is a reading-based fundraiser run by Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA). Now in its 37thyear, the MS Readathon encourages people of all ages to read and improve their literacy whilst at the same time raising their community awareness and empowering them to make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.
Children read as many books as possible during August. They can ask friends and family to sponsor them either online or by giving a donation in cash or cheque. This money goes towards providing vital support and services for people living with MS. Books read for the Premier’s Reading Challenge can also count towards the total books read for the MS Readathon.
The funds must be returned by October 31 and, in November, all participants receive a Certificate of Appreciation.
For more information, tips and fundraising ideas, visit the MNIRC, www.msreadathon.org.au or 1300 MS READ.