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University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Greater Cleveland Join Local Students to Promote Safe Walking to School

Friday, October 3, 2014

More than 6,000 local children will participate in Walk to School Day Activities

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, as lead agency for Safe Kids Greater Cleveland, will join Greater Cleveland children to walk to celebrate International Walk to School Week from October 6-10. More than 250,000 children nationally and over 6,000 locally will participate in the event that promotes safe walking skills.

Students at Sterling Morton Elementary in Mentor will walk through their neighborhood to school with parents, teachers, FedEx volunteers and members of Safe Kids Greater Cleveland on Wednesday, October 8 to observe International Walk to School Day. During their walk, they will be identifying common hazards and practicing safe pedestrian habits. Along with Sterling Morton, nineteen other schools in Greater Cleveland are celebrating International Walk to School Week by participating in their own Walk to School Day events.

International Walk to School Week allows parents, caregivers and volunteers to teach and model safe pedestrian behaviors. Instead of just discussing pedestrian safety in the classroom, students walk with adult role models, see proper behaviors in action, and receive the tools to be safer pedestrians.

WHEN/WHERE:

Wednesday, October 8 at 8:45 am
Begin walk at Morton Park (9325 Rosemary Lane, Mentor)

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

Cleveland    St. Jerome School    October 6
Shaker Heights    Lomond Elementary    October 6
Cleveland    St. Mark Catholic School    October 7
Berea    Grindstone Elementary    October 8
Brooklyn    Brookridge Elementary    October 8
Fairview Park    Gilles-Sweet Elementary    October 8
Fairview Park    St. Angela Merci    October 8
Lyndhurst    Sunview Elementary    October 8
Mentor    Fairfax Elementary    October 8
Mentor    Sterling Morton Elementary    October 8
Painesville    Madison Avenue Elementary    October 8
Shaker Heights    Onaway Elementary    October 8
Strongsville    Chapman Elementary    October 8
Strongsville    Drake Elementary    October 8
University Heights    Gearity Professional Development School    October 8
Parma    St. Bridget of Kildare Elementary    October 8
Mentor    Orchard Hollow Elementary    October 9
Euclid    Our Lady of the Lake    October 10

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