FedEx, Safe Kids Team Up to Launch “Walk This Way” in Shijiazhuang
Shijiazhuang, China, December 30, 2008 – FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, today joined hands with Safe Kids to launch the Safe Kids Walk This Way program in Shijiazhuang at Dong Feng Xi Lu Primary School.
Following its successful launch in major Chinese cities, including Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Wuhan, this marks the first initiative of its kind in Shijiazhuang. More than 80 students and 10 FedEx volunteers alongside officials from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) participated in the event.
FedEx and Safe Kids first created the Walk This Way program in the United States with the aim of promoting child pedestrian safety. Since being introduced to China in April 2004, the program has been conducted in more than 2,000 schools and more than one million students and parents in China have received pedestrian safety education.
At the launch event, students from Dong Feng Xi Lu Primary School and FedEx volunteers called for further improvements of road safety and measures to ensure a safer school zone. To help meet these goals, Safe Kids and FedEx co-donated a Walk This Way road safety curriculum to the school.
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.*
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $39 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 290,000 employees and contractors to remain absolutely, positively focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.