News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 2, 2012
City participating in International Walk to School Day
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Active Living KC program has partnered with Ingels, Johnson and Dobbs elementary schools from the Hickman Mills C-1 School District to participate in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Tuesday, Oct. 9. International Walk to School Day is a global event celebrating the many benefits of walking to school.
Parents, neighbors and community leaders are invited to participate in International Walk to School Day events and walk with students at Ingels Elementary, 11600 Food Lane, on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 7:30-8:25 a.m.; Johnson Elementary, 10900 Marsh Ave., on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 8:30-9:15 a.m.; and Dobbs Elementary, 9400 Eastern Ave., on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 8:30-9:15 a.m.
Active Living KC is an initiative encouraging healthy lifestyles by putting regular physical activity back into daily routines and promoting healthy eating habits. Active Living KC has been working with the Hickman Mills School District since 2010.
“Having children walk to school with one or more adults is an active, fun and healthy means to get to school,” said Ashley Winchell, safer routes manager. “By developing safe routes to school and encouraging parents and neighbors to become actively involved in keeping children safe while they walk, this program can really benefit the Hickman Mills community.”
For more information or media inquiries, please contact Ashley Winchell, safer routes manager, at 816-457-7631.