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The Brooke Jackman Foundation’s vision is that every single child is entitled to a life full of possibilities. The Foundation brings a sense of personal value, joy, and hope to its program participants. We know that children are our future, and unless they are taken care of in their early years, the possibility of their contribution to society is less viable. We hope to lessen the achievement gap, helping each child to reach his or her potential.
From the beginning, we made a commitment not only to honor Brooke’s memory, but to fulfill her dreams and carry on her legacy. Brooke had a deep love of reading and a profound interest in helping children. She would be proud to witness the powerful and positive changes that are taking place thanks to our literacy programs—proud of encouraging parents to help their children become strong readers and of parents and children reading aloud together each night, sharing the magical world of books. She would be happy to see how many children start school with the right educational tools received in their Brooke Packs and to see the libraries started in the hopes of fostering a love of reading by making books accessible to all. She would be proud, too, of the confidence and support of so many individuals, corporations, and other foundations.
We continue to grow and thrive thanks to your dedication. As always, we are inspired by Brooke’s spirit and humbled by her example to give the forgotten child a chance in this world.
The Jackman Family
The Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy
Returns to Oyster Bay on Saturday, May 19
7th Annual 5K Run/ Walk Powers Literacy for Disadvantaged New York Youth
With each determined step, the runners in the 7th Annual Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy 5K Run/ Walk will raise money to support literacy for at-risk children on Saturday, May 19 in Oyster Bay, Long Island.
The 3.1-mile race, a USA Track & Field-certified course, runs along scenic roads of Oyster Bay, Mill Neck and Upper Brookville, and will be professionally timed by Tri and Du It Multisport using the Mylaps Pro Chip Transponder timing system. For the past seven years, hundreds of runners have donned their sneakers to raise money for the Brooke Jackman Foundation, the non-profit organization created by the Oyster Bay-based Jackman family that promotes literacy for underserved children in the greater New York area.
The Race for Literacy 5K will be held at the kick-off of the Health & Fitness Fair sponsored by the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce and Senator Carl L. Marcellino, located at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School on West Main Street in Oyster Bay. Crafts and games for the children will start at 9:15 am. The ¼ Mile Fun Run will begin at 9:45 am, with the Race for Literacy 5K beginning at 10:15 am. Registration for the competition is $20 ($25 on race day); students 18-years-old and younger are able to sign up for just $10. Details about the race, including registration, can be found at "https://brookejackman.ejoinme.org/RaceForLiteracy"