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Bike and Walk to School Day for Minnesota Students

by Anne S. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Check out this news coverage of Bike and Walk to School Day featuring You're the Cure advocate Jodi Gertken.  This story was heard around the state through the Minnesota News Connection.

(10/09/13) ST. PAUL, Minn. - Expect to see a lot more Minnesota students getting to class today under their own power. This is Walk and Bike to School Day.

The goal, said Jodi Gertken, coordinator for the BLEND Coalitiion at CentraCare Health in St. Cloud, is to encourage more kids to walk or bike, while teaching them about the lifelong benefits of being active.

"Throughout the state of Minnesota," she said, "you are seeing groups that are coming together to encourage kids as well as families - even businesses - to say, 'Can mom or dad come to work a few minutes late? We're going to have a national Walk and Bike to School Day.' And try to get kids more accustomed to it, and parents more comfortable with the idea that kids could walk and bike safely to and from school." Read the rest of the story here.

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