International Walk to School Day

The Division of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention of the Department of Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center in conjunction with Safe Kids Bergen County hosted the annual “International Walk This Way” program, a special event promoting pedestrian safety at an elementary school in Teaneck. As part of the day’s events, students attended an assembly in the auditorium, led by Meliam Gonzalez, MSN, RN, trauma prevention coordinator for the medical center. The children then walked the perimeter of the school and observed demonstrations outside by police officers, fire fighters and emergency medical technicians who reinforced important safety messages.