On Monday, October 5th, thousands of students in the Central Valley will be walking to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders. Participating along with the teachers and parents are Cultiva La Salud Organizers, Elizabeth Martinez and Yesenia Ocampo, State Assembly Member, Rudy Salas, Kern County District Supervisor, Leticia Perez, and local school administrators.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 7:30 am

Meeting Point: Rexland Acres Community Center, 325 East Fairview Dr., Bakersfield, CA 93307

Ending Point: Fairview Elementary School, 425 E Fairview Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93307

This Walk to School Day event is part of the ongoing work that DHF’s Cultiva la Salud is doing to raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize important issues for the community such as pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. Walking to and from school makes it easy for children and adolescents to get the recommended one hour or more of physical activity each day. In addition, these events build connections between families, schools, and the broader community.

If you are interested in participating in Fairview Elementary’s event, or if you would like more information, please contact Fairview teacher, Miss Martinez at (661) 837-6050.

For additional information, please call Elizabeth Martinez, DHF Health Policy Organizer, Elizabeth Martinez, or visit these websites: Walk to School Day in the USA www.walkbiketoschool.org and National Center for Safe Routes to School www.saferoutesinfo.org

*Funding is provided by the Public Health Institute, through funding from The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”

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