Li Yongbo Celebrates Second Term as “China Safe Kids Walk This Way” Ambassador
GUANGZHOU, Nov. 26, 2007 – Today, FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, and the National Badminton Team joined with Safe Kids Worldwide to promote the Safe Kids Walk This Way program at Xingang Road Primary School in Guangzhou.
Li Yongbo, head coach of the nation’s badminton team, was named “China Safe Kids Walk This Way Ambassador” for a second term. More than 200 primary school students, 25 FedEx volunteers and four members of
National badminton stars Xie Xingfang, Bao Chunlai, Gao Jun, and Cai Yun echoed FedEx and Safe Kids calls for further improvements of road safety and other preventative measures to ensure safer school zones.
“With the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games imminent, global attention will turn to
This August, the local
According to a recent report released by Safe Kids Worldwide, road accidents have become the second-largest killer of children aged 15 and under in
At the event, Safe Kids and FedEx donated Walk This Way road safety curriculum to the school. Eddy Chan, senior vice president, FedEx
“In the past year, FedEx, Mr. Li and the National Badminton Team have worked together to promote the Safe Kids program in
“Simply put, Walk This Way is an ongoing, long-term program of Safe Kids Worldwide, designed to promote child pedestrian safety. It not only benefits parents and children, but also improves the local walking environment for everyone. With the help of our friends at FedEx and the National Badminton Team, we will bring this program to cities across
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Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organization, whose mission is to prevent unintentional childhood injury, a leading killer of children ages 14 and under. Based on the
For more information, visit http://www.safekidsworldwide.org