Reach Out and Read Iowa

Revel Read Gala

Sponsored by Blank Children's Hospital
6:30 PM
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Join us for an engaging evening to celebrate an Iowa where every child and family can revel in the joys of reading. We will celebrate our Iowa Medical Providers and listen to our featured speaker, Suzanne Mineck, President of the Mid-Iowa Health Foundation.Through her work with the Foundation, Ms. Mineck works closely with community stakeholders inviting proposals that address Children's Healthy Development strategic priorities.

The evening also includes heavy Hors d’oeurves, complimentary drink and cash bar, a silent auction, and a program celebrating Iowa Coalition programs.

Reach Out and Read gives youngest children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. Reading is the most important skill children need to succeed in school. Children who enter school unprepared are highly likely to never catch up. Research shows children and families who participate in Reach Out and Read:

  • read more often together
  • know and understand more words
  • enter school ready to read and ready to succeed

Reach Out and Read Iowa serves over 72,000 children annually at over 103 clinical locations.

Kelley Conference Center Education & Research Center

1200 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
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