Mark your calendar! On Saturday, September 7, the Brooke Jackman Foundation will host the 4th Annual BJF Read-a-thon to help make the magic of literacy and the love of books a reality for disadvantaged children in New York. The Read-a-thon will be held from 12 - 1:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Tribeca in Manhattan.
This year, the day will focus on the theme of helping, and BJF will unveil ABC What Help Means to Me, the second annual BJF compilation book from children of BJF programs. The book is inspired by the tremendous outpouring of support and togetherness witnessed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
The annual Read-a-thon, offered free to the public, is one of BJF's most important events and offers the opportunity for children and families from throughout the City to celebrate the positive, transformative power of literacy.
Last year, Rosie Perez and New York Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano were among the readers, and Alec Baldwin has joined us previously. Stay tuned for more information about this year's participants.
To watch highlights from the 2012 BJF Read-a-thon, click here. For more information, visit brookejackmanfoundation.org.
We hope to see you on September 7!