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Not all heroes wear capes, but we bet they all love to read! Inspire your kids to embark on a heroic journey to read as much as they can during August.

About the MS Readathon

With about a gazillion books read since the MS Readathon began in 1978, we like to think we know a thing or two about getting kids reading. Kids love the MS Readathon and it is a great way to get your children reading more! Reading takes kids on incredible journeys of discovery—it awakens their imagination and builds their confidence.

Over 40 years of reading!

Do you remember the MS Readathon from your own school days? The concept hasn’t changed - read whatever you like, as much as you can, throughout August. But after 40 years, we’re starting a fun new chapter, with amazing features. We have a brand new interactive website where kids can rate and review the books they read!

Conquer fundraising

With our new website, we’re putting the fun into fundraising, making it easy for parents to track their tally and celebrate every win. Each child can earn Reward Badges for the goals they achieve. The best way to kick off fundraising is to make a donation to your child's page! This will inspire your family and friends to also donate to your child’s page. Once you have donated, don’t forget to share it on social media. You can download our fundraising guide here which will get you started. Your fundraising quest will be easier than you think!

Guide coming soon!

Resources and fun things!

Whether your child is discovering their inner hero, embarking on a great quest or taking a journey beyond the stars this August, we have something they will love. Head to our resources page to download rainy day colouring in, printable bookmarks, posters and so much more. Or, if you’re looking for a little advice on the fundraising side of things, don’t worry, we have some great ideas!

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Kids helping kids

The MS Readathon raises funds for a worthy cause—the MS Family Camp Program. Kids love to help other kids, and by taking part in this year’s MS Readathon, their fundraising will help children who have a parent living with multiple sclerosis to attend a special family camp!


Concerned about your child’s privacy?

Don’t worry, so are we. Personal information is only available when you are logged in to your dashboard, and no one will be granted access to your child’s details. We won’t ask your child for a photo, instead we have created 5 awesome MS Readathon avatars that will take your kids on their reading journey. Any third party sites we recommend are monitored to make sure they remain child friendly, however, we can’t be held responsible for changes to content.

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