Representative XXX to Read to Children at Site Name XX

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MEDIA ALERT
Representative XXX to Read to Children at Site Name XX
in Support of Reach Out and Read School Readiness Program
WHEN:
00:00 XX
Date
WHAT:
Site Name XX doctors and nurses are sending families home from check-ups
with free books and a very important prescription – “read aloud to your children.”
Representative XX will visit the health center to support this message by
reading to a group of young patients.
Site Name XX participates in Reach Out and Read, a program that prepares
America’s youngest children to succeed in school by training doctors and
nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give
books to children at checkups from 6 months through 5 years. Through
Reach Out and Read, each child starts kindergarten with a home library of up to
10 new, carefully chosen books and a parent who has heard at every health
supervision visit about the importance of books and reading. Bilingual books are
available in 12 languages.
Site Name XX is one of XX Reach Out and Read Programs in Representative
XX’s congressional district that participate in Reach Out and Read. These sites
provide books to more than XX,000 children annually. Reach Out and Read
serves children at XXX locations across the state, reaching more than XXX,000
infants, toddlers, and preschoolers each year.
Reach Out and Read doctors and nurses distribute over 6.5 million books to
more than 4 million children and their families annually at 5,000 pediatric
practices, hospitals, clinics and health centers in all 50 states.
WHERE:
Site Name XX
Address, City, State
VISUALS:
Representative XXX reading books to children gathered around him/her.
MEDIA
Name
CONTACT: Title
Phone
Email
www.reachoutandread.org
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