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
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
Alysia Reiner and David Alan Basche
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
Donald Faison and Cacee Cobb
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Ali Landry and Alejandro Gómez Monteverde
Sugar Ray Leonard
Mark and Rhea Wahlberg
Neal and Ruve McDonough
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.