When a child dies or is seriously injured, the lives of families and entire communities are changed forever. Around the world, a child dies from an unintentional injury every 30 seconds. Millions of other children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime.
But these injuries don’t have to happen.
Safe Kids Guilford County is proud to be part of Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids Worldwide works with an extensive network of more than 600 coalitions in the United States and with partners in 23 countries around the world to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since 1988 when Safe Kids was founded by Children’s National Medical Center with support from Johnson & Johnson, there has been a 53 percent decrease in the unintentional injury rate among children 19 years and younger.
But losing one child is one too many, and we don’t want any parent to have to endure the loss of a child. That’s why we’ve created Safe Kids Day. We’re inviting everyone to join us, so we can ensure that all children around the world have the chance to grow up healthy and safe, and do all the great things kids were meant to do.