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SHARON STONE, DREW BARRYMORE, MARK WAHLBERG, GWEN STEFANI, TYLER PERRY, NICOLE RICHIE, MALIN AKERMAN, AND MORE SUPPORT SAFE KIDS DAY 2015

April 16, 2015
SKD 2015 press release

Los Angeles, CA. (April 16, 2015) – Safe Kids Worldwide announced today that annual Safe Kids Day events will be held around the country throughout April. These events, supported by presenting sponsor Nationwide, will bring together families, celebrities and donors to raise awareness and funds to prevent childhood injuries, the number one cause of death for children in the United States.

Numerous celebrities and athletes are joining the effort as Safe Kids Day Celebrity Heroes:

Co-chairs Dr. Peter & Laurie Waldstein, Sharon Stone, Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman

Malin Åkerman

Piers Morgan and Celia Walden

Tom Arnold and Ashley Groussman

Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adam Housley

Steve and Kristen Blake

Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict

James Caan

Tyler Perry

Scott Caan

Alysia Reiner and David Alan Basche

Tina Charles

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden

Donald Faison and Cacee Cobb

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Jewel

Nick Stevenson

Ali Landry and Alejandro Gómez Monteverde

Leonor Varela

Sugar Ray Leonard

Mark and Rhea Wahlberg

Neal and Ruve McDonough

Vanna White

Alysia and Louis Montaño

 

The Safe Kids Day signature fundraising event will be held on Sunday, April 26 at The Lot in Los Angeles, and Safe Kids local coalitions will host 180 events in communities across the country.

“Every parent wants to keep their child safe. That’s a given. Yet far too many children suffer needlessly from a preventable injury,” said Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide. “We have made great strides – a 60 percent decrease in fatalities since 1988 – but we can and must do better. And that’s what Safe Kids Day is all about. It’s teaching the simple things that can be done so that kids grow up healthy, safe and strong.”

Many families don’t have access to the information they need to keep their children safe from minor injuries that result in cuts, bruises and falls to more serious tragedies such as drowning, car crashes and fires. Safe Kids Worldwide provides resources to families and communities to protect children.

The 2015 Safe Kids Day campaign fundraising goal is $1.2 million. Proceeds from Safe Kids Day support the local, state and national injury prevention efforts of Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids Day is presented by Nationwide and supported by Johnson & Johnson, FedEx, Chevrolet, Kidde Fire Safety, Tide and others. Learn more about Safe Kids Worldwide and Safe Kids Day.