Masonic Learning Centers for Children
The Masonic Learning Centers for Children are an ambitious national program to help children combat dyslexia. The Centers are the newest of the four major charities supported by the Scottish Rite Masons. Currently, there are 59 Learning Centers in 15 states. The Learning Centers provide state-of-the-art Orton-Gillingham tutoring to more than 900 children, from kindergarten through high school, completely free of charge.
Linda Patch launched national and local public relations campaigns to raise awareness of the Learning Centers, as well the consequences of untreated dyslexia.
Run for Dyslexia
Linda also conceived of and established “Run for Dyslexia,” a hugely successful fundraising program in conjunction with the Boston Athletic Association and the Boston Marathon. Since its inception, nearly $1 million has been raised. She was also responsible for all public relations related to the endeavor.
Walk for Dyslexia
Linda was the Learning Center liaison to Dave McGillivary Sports Enterprises (race director of the Boston Marathon) to plan a 15-state, multi-center “Walk for Dyslexia” fundraising event. She also handled all the promotion for the walks in New England.