About Walk-a-palooza

Walking — it's one of the purest ways to reset. And now, it's one of the easiest ways to support Chicago's young readers. So dust off your sneakers and grab your best walking buddy...SitStayRead's first annual Walk-a-palooza is here! 
October 13th through October 27th, we're inviting our supporters to move their feet to raise funds and awareness of SitStayRead's mission through a challenge-based walk-a-thon. Walkers will commit to a walking challenge and set a personal daily goal for minutes and dollars. There is no minimum walking or fundraising goal so feel free to set a goal that works for you! 
We're kicking off Walk-a-palooza with a meet-up on Thursday, October 13th, in Lakeview, where supporters (human and k-9 aline) can meet other walkers, collect some cool new walking swag, and knock out their first walk together. 
After we all hit our personal best for Walk-a-palooza, we'll come together on Friday, October 28th, for Unleashed, the Walk-a-palooza after party 😎. Unleashed will celebrate the inspiring work of our students, dogs, and volunteers. Unleashed is dog friendly, so feel free to bring your favorite furry plus one!
This event is open to all - dog lovers, book lovers, or both and will include food, drinks, games, and prizes for participants. 
Walk-a-palooza is an inclusive event, you don't need to be local, and you don't need a dog to participate; all you need is the inherent belief that reading matters for all our kids in Chicago. 


Starts at:  October 13, 2022 12:00 AM
Ends at:  October 28, 2022 12:00 AM




Anyea Taylor

Why Participate?

Join hundreds of book and animal lovers to raise support for Chicago’s only literacy organization harnessing the power of the human-dog bond for young readers. SitStayRead's mission is to advance literacy skills using an engaging curriculum focused on social-emotional learning, certified dogs, and trained literacy volunteers. SitStayRead provides year-round programming for students in kindergarten through third grade.

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