AOTA’s National School Backpack Awareness Day is set for Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Join the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and occupational therapy practitioners, educators, and students across the country help others Live Life To Its Fullest by avoiding the discomfort and pain that can come from carrying heavy backpacks and bags. Teach others how to properly choose, pack, lift, and carry various types of bags—including backpacks, purses, briefcases, and suitcases.

New this year: Register your event today!

AOTA will be collecting information about the variety of Backpack Day events to help us plan for future years. The incentive? Carry Gear Solutions will provide free children’s size (ages 5 to 10 years) backpacks on a limited first-come, first-served basis to registered event organizers to distribute to participants.

And don’t forget to visit our Backpack Day page for materials, handouts, and ideas to make your event unforgettable!