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Backpack Awareness Day
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Maine OTs- come volunteer at backpack awareness day, we have the education, help spread the word!

When: Saturday, August 19, 2017
9:00 AM
Where: LL Bean
Freeport, Maine 
United States
Contact: Jessica Bolduc

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Join us at LL Bean as we educate customers about backpack safety.


September 18th is National School Backpack Awareness Day. Over 60% of school age children report chronic back pain related to heavy backpacks. Occupational therapists recommend that a student's backpack weighs no more than 10% of their body weight.


On Saturday August 19th from 9am to 3pm occupational therapists and occupational therapy students around the area will be at L.L. Bean in Freeport to make sure students are not carrying too much. Information and presentations on backpack safety for students, briefcase users, purse wearers and vacationers will be provider.


As you get ready for the school year, work, everyday errands and vacation remember “Pack it Right, Wear it Light!” to prevent injury.


For more information on how occupational therapy can help you or your family, visit the American Occupational Therapy Association website at .

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