Funds raised from this event will go directly to the Landmark East Foundation, which this year was able to provide over 40 students with bursaries.
The walkathon begins at noon at Landmark East School, 708 Main St., Wolfville. The walk takes place through the town.
Organizers say extended family and dogs on leash are welcome. There will be refreshments following the event at the school.
Learning disabilities affect approximately 10 per cent of the population. This means that about 3.3 million Canadians are struggling with literacy or numeracy.
A recent study in Nova Scotia estimates that between 2,000 and 5,000 children in the public school system are currently struggling with severe learning challenges. Those supporting this walkathon are investing in the future of the students that would not have the means to attend the school without support from the foundation.
To learn more, visit www.landmarkeast.org or call 902-542-2237.
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