Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy Attracted Most Participants Ever
8th Annual Event Raised more than $25,000
On Saturday, May 18th, the 8th Annual Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy attracted more than 300 participants, making this year the Foundation's largest event yet. Because of supporters like you, the race raised more than $25,000, and donations continue to come in daily.
Francis Ngoy, a 16-year-old from East Norwich,
New York was the overall male winner, finishing in just under 18 minutes, and 11-year-old Natalie Weiner, from Rye, New York, was the overall female winner, finishing in 19 minutes and 36 seconds. Full race results can be viewed here.
Funds raised through the event, which included a 5K run/walk as well as a ¼ mile fun run, will support BJF's many children's literacy initiatives, including the Brooke Jackman Family Literacy Programs, the Brooke Jackman Library Initiative, and Brooke's Books, which benefit children in need throughout the New York area.
For more information about the Brooke Jackman Foundation's numerous literacy programs and to learn how you can get involved, visit brookejackmanfoundation.org.
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