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Monday, March 31, 2014

Safe Kids Day

Numerous celebrities and athletes are joining the effort and lending their names as Safe Kids Day “Celebrity Heroes”, including Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman, Nigel and Cristen Barker, Kate Hudson, Bill and Giuliana Rancic, Mark and Rhea Wahlberg, and more.

“7 Tips for Keeping Kids Safe”:
1. Tug on your kid’s car seat where the seat belt goes.
2. Secure furniture and TVs.
3. Check smoke and CO alarms monthly.
4. Scan your home for places kids can get into medicine.
5. Check around your house for coin-sized button batteries.
6. Ask your kid’s coaches if they have had concussion or sports safety training.
7. Call to action: Take the Challenge and Take Action Against Distraction.

Safe Kids Worldwide announced that annual Safe Kids Day events will be held around the country throughout April. These events will bring together families, celebrities, and donors to raise awareness and funds to prevent childhood injuries, the number one killer of kids in the United States. Numerous celebrities and athletes are joining the effort as Safe Kids Day Celebrity Heroes: Tom Arnold and Ashley Groussman, Neal and Ruve McDonough, Alysia and Louis Montaño, Piers Morgan and Celia Walden Garcelle Beauvais, James and Linda Caan, Pete Sampras and Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, Kate Hudson, as well as many others.

Two national Safe Kids Day fundraising events will be held on Saturday, April 5th at The Lot in Los Angeles and on Saturday, April 12th at the Highline Stages in New York City, in addition to local events held in more than 100 communities across the country. Every year, a million families around the world lose a child to a preventable injury. Millions more children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. Too many families don’t have access to the information they need to keep their children safe from tragedies such as drowning, car crashes, fires and falls. Safe Kids Worldwide provides resources to families and communities to protect children. The 2014 Safe Kids Day campaign fundraising goal is $1 million. Proceeds from Safe Kids Day support local, state and national injury prevention efforts of Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids Day is presented by Children’s Tylenol with support from the General Motors Foundation, FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, American Airlines, Tyco and others. To learn more about Safe Kids Worldwide and Safe Kids Day, please visit safekids.org.
 

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