Aussie kids read 260,000 books and raised $2.3 million last year.
All to help more families living with MS
About the MS Readathon
Reading can take kids on incredible journeys of discovery, awakens their imagination, and builds their confidence. It is never too early or too late to help them find inspiration and motivation to pick up a book.
The MS Readathon has been inspiring kids to read more for 45 years, and this August, it will be more fun than ever before. We have authors and ambassadors who can share their stories, incentives, and prizes to motivate kids. Register your interest today.
If that is not enough, all the money raised will help support the thousands of families living with MS in Australia. We have stories to share about the people we care for that will warm your heart. Watch Karla read the beautiful letter she has written about her mum, who lives with MS.
Help get more kids reading
Last year Aussie kids read 260,000 books, this August, we want more kids to read even more. Kids can read anything, including comics, magazines, novels, or read-along audiobooks. We don’t mind as long as they are reading.
Parents can register their kids for FREE. Once registered, they can log books through their online dashboard, earn badges, review books, and share their progress. They can also join a school or group.
The MS Readathon is an epic adventure that kids will love, and together we can inspire more kids to read. All you will need to do now is register your interest. We will send you an email reminder in May, so you know to write your kids.
All the books read during The MS Readathon can also be used for the Premiers Reading Challenge.
Resources and Fun Stuff
To make it fun and keep kids interested, we will be offering children who register a FREE T-shirt. By wearing their t-shirt, they will help raise awareness and be proud that they are helping others.
We have competitions to win prizes, last year we gave away holiday vouchers for Big 4 holiday parks. We developed activity sheets, colouring sheets, forms, and bookmarks to get even the most reluctant readers involved.
To make it easy for parents, we have created emails and social posts so you can let friends and family know how they can support your little readers through sponsorship and words of encouragement.
Check out the resources they include fundraising resources and tips, activity sheets, sponsorship forms, social posts, posters and a reading tally.
Kids helping kids
Funds raised from the MS Readathon will help fund vital support services, like the special MS Family Camps and Family Fun Days. These camps provide an opportunity for kids who have a parent living with multiple sclerosis to spend quality time with their family, learn more about multiple sclerosis and bond with other kids who are sharing their journey. MS Family Camps and Family Fun Days are in huge demand, and to make sure everyone who needs them can go, your help is urgently needed!