MADISON (WKOW) -- The 22nd Annual Literacy Network Run/Walk took place today on State Street.
Over 700 people participated in the event. All proceeds will go to the Literacy Network of Madison, which works to help over 1,000 adults reach their literacy goals each year.
According to board member Kerry Hill, the benefits of the event go far beyond simply teaching people to read.
"There's so many people in our community who lack the skills they need...and if we're really going to address a lot of social issues, literacy is one of the things that has to be apart of that solution," Kerry said.
In addition to those who participated in the run/walk, several Dane County schools also created teams for the event. The largest school team was given $1,000 to buy books from the University Bookstore for their school library.
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