Making 62,926 steps count to support The Dyslexia Foundation

Dr. Vaughn clocks in at 4:17:40 for the 2019 Boston Marathon

Both Sharon, Will and the rest of TDF say “THANK YOU.”

Sharon’s run started with rain, then quickly turned to blue sky and 70 degrees (warm for a marathon).  The last 6 miles, dropped to 60 degrees, heavy rain and strong winds ranging from 25-35 mph.

If you have not participated yet, 100% of your donation (from this event) will now go directly into TDF’s endowment fund.

 Special Thank you to the following Contributors 

Betsy Abell, Will Anderson, Grace Ashton, Deb Baker, Richard Baker, Will Baker, Nancy Blair, Mary Borders, Fred Brooke,  Philip Capin, Joe Cardone, Hugh Catts, Marifred Cilella, Don Compton, Karrie Conley, Laurie Cutting, James Dammann, Nancy Duggan, Elrod Family, Nadine Gaab, Albert Galaburda, Mary Beth Giffune,  Margie Gillis, Golden Family, Diane Haager, Michael Hajj, Sara Hart, Fumiko Hoeft, Tiffany Hogan, Lisa Johnson, Kathleen Joyce, Susanne Lang, Amelia Lauderdale, Kendra Mackenzie, Sylvie Matte, Peggy McCardle & Michael O’Mara, Joan Mele-McCarthy & Kevin McCarthy, Kate Nation,  Michael Nelson, Sharon Olivardia, Ola Ozernov-Palchik, Ben Powers, Ruth Reeves, Pat Roberts, Glenn Rosen, Ben Shifrin, Michael Solis, Sraeel Family, Laura Steacy, The Summit School, Susan Sullivan, Kristen Syrek, Paula Tallal, Jennifer Topple, Paul Tortolani, Callum Valleli, Julie Washington, Wilson Language Training, Thomas Wise, Maryanne Wolf, Astrid Zuckerman, Jennifer Zuk, Anonymous, Anonymous 

An early start to our 30th Anniversary

Although The Dyslexia Foundation’s (TDF) work began much earlier, this September marks the organization’s official 30-year milestone as a leader in the field for supporting dyslexia research. Our celebration will start early with the help of Dr. Sharon Vaughn, the Manuel J. Justiz Endowed Chair in Education and executive director of The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at The University of Texas at Austin. Like the Foundation, she is a researcher who has Never Quit Trying * to help children with dyslexia and to promote the importance of the science of reading instruction.

Dr. Vaughn qualified for the 2019 Boston Marathon, on April 15th, and she is teaming up with TDF as an opportunity to raise funds to fulfill the Foundation’s vision of a world where every person with dyslexia can achieve their full potential. Like her steadfast belief that each child with dyslexia counts, let’s make each of the 62,926 steps in her run to cross the finish line count towards advancing our knowledge of dyslexia and translating it to classroom instruction.

The Goal!

We have an ambitious goal of raising $10,000 for the Foundation over the next four weeks. Three generous supports have already contributed $500 to support our success.

How can you help?

 Please join them, in making an impact in the lives of children with dyslexia.

Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D.

Dr. Sharon Vaughn is the Manuel J. Justiz Endowed Chair in Education and executive director of The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at The University of Texas at Austin. Sharon Vaughn was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Learning Disabilities and the Co-Editor of Learning Disabilities Research and Practice. She is the recipient of the AERA SIG distinguished researcher award and The University of Texas Distinguished faculty award. She is the author of numerous books and research articles that address the reading and social outcomes of students with learning difficulties.

She is currently the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on several Institute for Education Sciences, National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, and U.S. Department of Education research grants investigating effective interventions for students with reading difficulties and students who are English language learners…

Full Bio – University of Texas at Austin