How the MS Read-A-Thon works
A representative from the MS Society of Canada presented a 30 minute assembly at your child's school and educated the students about what multiple sclerosis is, how important recreational reading is and how the MS Read-A-Thon works.
We asked which students were interested in being involved and your child agreed to participate. We gave them a Student Pledge Kit, including clear, sealable plastic baggies, a Minute Tracking Sheet and Student Pledge Sheet, to take home.
As of today, all of the books that your child reads will count towards the MS Read-A-Thon. Please help them to record their progress on their kit and initial next to the books/minutes that are read. He/she will read for the next 2-3 weeks, depending on the date of the school assembly.
Your child will ask you and other friends, family and neighbours to sponsor them for the books/minutes they read. We have let them know at the assembly that sponsors are not strangers. Sponsors are only people that they know. Sponsors can donate a flat rate or on a per minute basis.
At the end of the reading period, your child will collect pledges from their sponsors. Help them put their completed sheets and their pledges into the plastic baggie provided. A plain plastic baggie from home is okay too, but please ensure their name and school is printed clearly on their Minute Tracking Sheet and Student Pledge Sheet. If possible, please write a cheque or obtain a money order for all of the money that they collect. If this is not possible, cash and coin are fine as well. They will then bring their completed kit to school and return it to their teacher for pick-up by BRINKS Canada Ltd.
We will do all of the counting and receipting and will send a thank you award to your child.
You and your child will have helped those who have MS and will have helped us get closer to a cure, one book at a time.