National Backpack Awareness Day


Today, September 15th, marks the 10th Anniversary of National Backpack Awareness Day sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) . Professor Karen Jacobs of Sargent College is commemorating this occasion with a family style initiative from 12:30-2 PM, at St. Mary of the Assumption Rectory School, in Brookline. There, along with 49 BU entry-level occupational therapy students, Jacobs will host educational programs and outreach activities geared toward backpack safety for the entire family. Professor Karen Jacobs is available for comment on the topic of backpack safety and can be reached at (617) 353-7516 or at

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