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June 20, 2011

Road Safety: Decade of Action Launch Brings International Attention

As a global transportation and logistics corporation, FedEx has more than 75,000 vehicles on the road each day. With this expansive network of drivers comes the responsibility to play a major role in keeping our global roads safe for all users. In 2000, FedEx collaborated with Safe Kids Worldwide to launch the Safe Kids Walk This Way program to create safer communities for child pedestrians. Recently, the United Nations launched a Decade of Action for Road Safety to raise awareness of the issue.

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October 26, 2009

Running for Safer Streets

I am not a runner. Never have been, never will be. Despite this fact, I continue to engage in the sport and deceive myself into believing it's a good way to improve my health. Every time I jog over the Brooklyn Bridge or run through Prospect Park, I see "fast people." These are the "real" runners - I am just getting exercise.

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March 30, 2009

Don’t you LOVE this face?

The beaming expression of pride and joy on the face of the mother in this photo (far right) is stunning. She is so proud of her son, who is seen receiving an award on March 6 for his participation in a story-writing and poster contest held by Safe Kids Foundation in Mumbai, India. The contest was part of Safe Kids' ongoing campaign to bring visibility to its child pedestrian safety programs which are sponsored by FedEx.

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December 19, 2008

“Strategic” Philanthropy?

What on earth is "strategic" philanthropy? Isn't "philanthropy" just helping people and communities out of the "goodness of our hearts"? Sure it is, but with more than a million registered non-profits in the U.S. alone, and with limited resources, how does a global corporation with a commitment to philanthropy go about picking and choosing which charities to support?

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November 14, 2008

Zebra Crossings

As a kid growing up in New York City I was taught to cross streets at the corner crosswalk and to look both ways. While crosswalks exist in many developing countries – sometimes called Zebra Crossings (think: striping) – the message to use them is not reaching children as it should. On average more than 1,000 young people a day die from road traffic injuries worldwide.

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