During September, KidsRead USAm will celebrate its 20th anniversary and 50,000 free books having been given to children living in poverty who attend school in the Balsz and Osborn School Districts

An illustrated medical guide for children, SEE INSIDE YOUR BODY, will be given to the 700 third-graders accompanied by their parents at KidsRead USA Family Book Breakfasts held at each of the seven schools. This special book was purchased with a grant provided by the Whiteman Foundation, a Valley foundation headed by John O. Whiteman, a philanthropist and business executive, and his three adult children. 

The Valley’s top health care professionals including physicians and surgeons will help us celebrate by being guest readers this month. 

The September KIDSREAD USA book breakfasts will feature:

Sept. 7, 8:15 a.m., Margie Nash, RN, Griffith School, 

Sept. 7 – 10:30 a.m., Dr. Kenneth Poole, MD, MBA, Encanto School

Sept. 9 – 12:30 p.m., Dawn Cohen, M.D., Solano School

Sept. 14 – 7:45 a.m., Patty Thorpe, MD and inventor, Crockett School

Sept. 15 – 8:15 a.m., Steve Chakmakian, DO, UHC Medical Director, Balsz School

Sept. 21 – 7:45 a.m., Patty Thorpe, MD and inventor, Brunson-Lee School

Sept. 28 – 12:30 p.m., Kathleen Handal, MD and author, Longview School



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