posts tagged with Walk

Road Safety: Decade of Action Launch Brings International Attention

...Having sustained serious injuries as a pedestrian in an auto related crash, the issue of road safety and injury prevention is of the utmost importance to me. I’ve made it my mission to educate both children and their parents on how they can protect themselves from preventable accidents, and I’ve spent over five years working with Safe Kids USA and Safe Kids Metro Detroit to do just that.

That’s why I was excited to have the opportunity to attend the U.S. launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety in Washington, D.C., which was an exciting summit of top national experts and organizations in safety and transportation...

Take a Walk!

logo-single-for-promotion.jpg Regardless of the season, I’ve always enjoyed running or walking through Shelby Farms Park in Memphis. On cold winter or sweltering summer days, I pretty much always had the park to myself, aside from a few other brave souls and the resident herd of buffalo. Now, with the groundbreaking of the Shelby Farms Greenline, a seven-mile trail that connects Midtown Memphis to Shelby Farms Park, the park has blossomed. Increasing concerns about the environment, safety, and healthier lifestyles has prompted many communities to look at how they can improve walkability for their residents. Memphis is making great strides, although even ardent supporters of the Greater Memphis Greenline project will agree that we’ve got a long way to go.

On April 26, 2011, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) at the University of North Carolina announced the inaugural Walk Friendly Communities...

Sharing Our Story – Reflections from the March of Dimes National Ambassador Family

Birth is supposed to be a joyous time. But for my husband Lee and me, it was shocking. I went into pre-term labor and our son Joshua was born four months early. It was terrifying, and I felt like my world ended when I couldn’t bring my baby home.