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Thursday was Safe Kids Day on Capitol Hill

September 24, 2012
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Thursday was Safe Kids Day on Capitol Hill. We held a bipartisan event on September 20 to educate Senators, Members of Congress and their staff about the risks that kids face and the challenges parents have in preventing unintentional injury, the #1 killer of kids in America. The event was sponsored by Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).

One message we heard is that every day should be Safe Kids Day on Capitol Hill. The event took place in the Rayburn Foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building, and more than 500 visitors learned tips and policy issues relating to the top eight risk areas: bikes, cars, pedestrians, medications, home, fire/burn, water and sports.