Editor's note: The following is a press release from Kaneland Community Unit School District 302.
Approximately 600 students from McDole Elementary will be walking and rolling to school along with parents, and teachers.
The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with kids and parents walking from Simpson Avenue and Gordan. Walkers will arrive at the school at 8:30 a.m.
In 2011, International Walk to School Day was celebrated at more than 4,000 events at schools across the United States, along with children and adults in 40 countries around the world.
Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.
The event is being organized by McDole Elementary and the PTO.