Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Celebrating Safe Kids Day 2013

Something new and exciting is happening in May.  Safe Kids will be celebrating is first ever Safe Kids Day on May 18th.  Communities across the United Sates are joining in to Celebrate Safe Kids Day with local events and fundraising efforts.  Our goal is to raise awareness about the ways we can protect our children from preventable injuries, and to raise funds to support our local and national injury prevention programs.  

When a child dies or is seriously injured, the lives of families and entire communities are changed forever.  In the United States, injuries are the #1 cause of death in children.  Millions more are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime.  This is a problem we can solve.  This is what Safe Kids Day is all about.

In our community, Safe Kids Day events will take place on Wednesday, May 15th.  Safe Kids Guilford County will be partnering with Safe Kids Randolph County to host a Child Passenger Safety Seat Check Event at WFMY News 2, 1615 Phillips Ave., Greensboro from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM.   

The event will also include an interactive display concerning Never Leave Your Child Alone/Children in and around Cars/Spot the Tot initiatives.  The display will show you how hot a car can get, even when the weather doesn't seem that warm outside.  It will also feature information about teaching your children not to play in or around cars, and information on how difficult it may be to see a child near your vehicle when backing up.  The event will also have refreshments available for sale, and more!

Please join us for this worthwhile cause as we continue our efforts to prevent childhood injuries. To learn more about Safe Kids Day and how you can help by donating, visit our fundraising page at http://celebrate.safekids.org/fundraise/team?ftid=22064 .  

Thank you for supporting our efforts in the community to keep children safe!