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Jul 27, 2009

Reach Out and Read and The Wiggles Collect Books at Sprint Center

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 28, 2009) – The Wiggles are proud to team up with the national literacy program, Reach Out and Read (ROR) on their “Go Bananas Live!" Summer Tour. The Wiggles invite their fans to donate a new children’s book to ROR at either the 1:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. performance at Sprint Center on Aug. 1.

ROR trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give books to children between 6 months and 5 years old at regular pediatric checkups. The Wiggles encourage every family attending the upcoming Kansas City, Mo. performances, to join them in supporting Reach Out and Read Programs in Kansas City by bringing a new children’s book that will be donated to a child in need. For a list of recommended books, visit www.thewiggles.com. Reach Out and Read has always said that “Reading is doctor-recommended.” Now reading is Wiggle-recommended too.

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About Reach Out and Read Kansas City
Reach Out and Read Kansas City (ROR-KC) partners with 42 health clinics to bring the Reach Out and Read model to the children of metropolitan Kansas City. Founded in 1997 as a collaboration of Children’s Mercy Hospital and Kansas University Medical Center, ROR-KC puts a special focus on reaching children growing up in poverty. Annually ROR-KC clinics provide over 23,000 children with more than 63,000 new books. For further information, please visit the ROR-KC website, www.reachoutandreadkc.org or call (913) 588–2793.

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