Legwarmers For Literacy 5k

1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Jan 9, 2016


Florence, SC

About This Activity

DON'T MISS THIS TOTALLY AWESOME, LIKE O' MY GOSH GNARLY 5K!  Dust off your legwarmers and headband, get out your favorite tube socks, dress in your wildest 80s style and resolve to get physical in 2016.  Run, Walk or break dance to the finish line.  The course is a fast, flat course.  Afterwards stay for a totally radical good time at Fitness World for the Awards Presentation, DJ, Food and drinks.

Your support positively impacts the lives of area adults functioning at low literacy levels.  1 out of every 3 adults in Florence County is functionally illiterate.  This means that they are unable to fill out a job application, read instructions on a prescription label, or help their children with homework.  Illiteracy not only creates a barrier for the illiterate adult, but also for their families, as illiteracy often passes from generation to generation.  ”.  The Florence Area Literacy Council offers classes for basic literacy, English literacy, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) preparation and Pre-GED preparation.  Adult learners have the opportunity to work with a tutor, in small groups, as well as computer lab instruction ensuring that they receive the maximum benefit from their instruction time at the Council.

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