TeamQuest Tuesday: Let’s Get Social!

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TeamQuest is Getting Social

You can now follow us on Twitter and Pinterest! Share your running tips, fundraising ideas and get TeamQuest updates straight from IDA’s home office. 

This is just one step we’re taking to connect you with fellow participants and become a team. 

TeamQuest to be Celebrated at IDA’s Annual Spring Council Meeting

We will be live-tweeting the event on Twitter as well as streaming live video on Facebook. Be on the lookout for an update later this week to see what time you should tune in on your blue screens this Friday, April 15, 2016.

IDA’s Chair, Hal Malchow Shares an Open Letter About His Reasons for Joining TeamQuest

On May 29th, I will travel to Liverpool, England to run my first marathon. You might ask why, at age 64, would I attempt such a thing. Here is the answer.

Today, I serve as Chairman of the International Dyslexia Association. My son, Alex, has dyslexia. Like many people with this condition he is bright and talented but struggled to learn to read and did not do so until the fourth grade.

Alex was lucky. I could afford to send him to a special school that understood the research and knows how to teach dyslexic children to read. But for children in our public schools, children who account for as much as 20% of our public school population, that instruction is seldom available.

The International Dyslexia Association works to bring evidence-based reading instruction to our public schools. We work to bring the gift of reading to talented, smart, sometimes extraordinarily gifted, students whose only barrier is that their brains are wired to make reading acquisition an especially difficult task.

So as I undertake this 26-mile journey, along with a hundred other runners who are running for IDA, will you sponsor me with a generous contribution to IDA? Click on this link to give.…

In my life, I have had the opportunity to do many exciting things. But I have never had the privilege to do work as beautiful as what I undertake today. Help me succeed for these kids. Your contribution will mean a lot to me and the organization I now lead.


P.S. If you send a contribution, I will send you a picture of me crossing the finish line at this 26 mile event. It won’t be a pretty picture. But I hope it will make you smile knowing you helped me make a difference for all of these kids.

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