Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Safe Kids Montgomery County Celebrates Safe Kids Day

To Protect Kids from Preventable Injuries, the Number One Cause of Death for Children in the U.S. 

Safe Kids Montgomery County
YMCA Youth and Family Services

WHERE: JoAnn Leleck at Broad Acres Elementary School
          710 Beacon Road
          Silver Spring, MD 20903

WHEN: Saturday, April 30th 2016, 10:00am-12:30pm

WHAT:  In partnership with YMCA Youth and Family Services and their Healthy Kids Day, Safe Kids Montgomery County, is hosting a fun family event to celebrate kids and help families learn simple things they can do to keep kids safe. At the event there will be activities focused on nutrition and health, bike safety, pedestrian safety, home safety, fire safety, water safety and child passenger safety.

The event is presented by Nationwide,® with support from Johnson & Johnson, FedEx, Chevrolet, Kidde, Safety 1st and Tide. Safe Kids Worldwide’s national events have attracted the support of celebrity heroes including Mark Wahlberg, Sir Elton John, Gwen Stefani, Piers Morgan, and more. To learn more about Safe Kids Day, please visit: https://www.safekids.org/safekidsday.

WHY: Around the world, a million children die each year from preventable injuries. Millions more are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. In fact, preventable injuries are the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Day is an opportunity to raise awareness and resources to celebrate kids, prevent injuries and save lives.

About Safe Kids Montgomery County
Safe Kids Montgomery County works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Our coalition members include police officers, nurses, firefighters, paramedics, school staff members, product safety specialist, transportation experts and other safety advocates.  Safe Kids Montgomery County is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Montgomery County was created in 1989 and is led by the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. For more information, visit safekids.org or www.safekidsmontgomerycountymd.info.

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