Wednesday, October 6th is International Walk to School Day
CHAPEL HILL, NC (October 6, 2010) — Today, thousands of students, parents and communities representing more than 3,200 schools across America are celebrating the simple act of walking and bicycling to school. It’s International Walk to School Day!
Now in its 13th year, this one-day event in the U.S. is a part of an international effort in more than 40 countries to celebrate the many benefits of safely walking and bicycling to school and to encourage more families to consider getting out of the car and onto their feet on the way to school in October.
Walking and rolling to school also embodies two main goals of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign: to increase our kids’ physical activity and to empower parents to make these kinds of healthy choices.
For more information, visit http://www.walktoschool.org.