Walk Your Child to School Day
Tomorrow is Walk Your Child to School Day Children and parents practice pedestrian safety, enjoy physical activity
SPOKANE, WA – Several area schools will be joining schools in all 50 states and countries around the world to celebrate International Walk Your Child to School Day tomorrow. Local parents, children, teachers and community leaders will participate in the event designed to promote pedestrian safety, physical activity and awareness of a healthier environment.
"Walk Your Child to School Day is a wonderful opportunity to be active with our kids while reinforcing important pedestrian safety behaviors," said Marion Lee, Safe Kids Spokane coordinator for the Spokane Regional Health District. "Walking to school also increases opportunities for safe physical activity."
Organized by the Spokane Regional Health District and Safe Kids Spokane, Spokane's Walk Your Child to School Day will be celebrated at area schools including: Liberty Lake Elementary, Sunset Elementary, Audubon Elementary, Mountain View Middle School, Pasadena Park Elementary and Chester Elementary. About 2,000 area students are participating in this year's event.
Every year more than 630 children ages 14 and under die nationwide from pedestrian-related injuries. Each year, thousands of children ages 14 and under are treated in emergency rooms for pedestrian-related injuries.
Safe Kids Spokane activities are designed to help educate children and families about the importance of safety. Call 324-1539 for locations and times. For more information about the Safe Kids Spokane Coalition, visit www.srhd.org. Information is also available at www.safekids.org.
Media Contact: Julie Graham| 324-1539 JGraham@spokanecounty.org