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October 7, 2010
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Students make strides on Walk to School Day

Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell joined Bordewich-Bray students on their walk to school Wednesday as part of International Walk to School Day.

Now in its 13th year, it is a part of an international effort in more than 40 countries to emphasize the 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 embodies two main goals of first lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign: to increase kids' physical activity and to empower parents to make healthy choices.

"By walking or biking to school, students, parents, teachers and administrators all across America are getting active," Obama said. "I know that by getting students moving, we can help ensure they will live full and healthy lives, and that is why I am so encouraged by all the events going on across our country this month."

Schools throughout Carson City participated in the event. For more information, visit www.walkto" target="_blank">class="NormalParagraphStyle">

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