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I’ll never forget the day I decided to get involved in child passenger safety.
That morning, a 12-month-old child involved in a car crash was brought into the emergency department where I was working as a nurse. She was still buckled into her car seat, but we later learned that the car seat had not been secured in its base. It had simply been placed on a seat in the car, so when the crash occurred the baby and the car seat shot forward, hitting the mom seated in front in the back of the head.
Summer is my favorite season. I love hot weather, cookouts, beach trips and long walks in the sun. But since working at Safe Kids, I’ve started to think of the hotter months a little differently. Why? Because of heatstroke.
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:
To celebrate Earth Day (April 22), Safe Kids Worldwide and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® are teaming up to teach families the importance of recycling older TVs. It is the perfect time to take this simple step to help protect the Earth and kids.
Together we are encouraging parents and caregivers to recycle heavier, box-style, cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions, which can be hazards for children if not placed on a low, stable piece of furniture.
The Safe Kids Day signature event took place on April 26, 2015 at the Lot in West Hollywood. More than 500 parents and kids enjoyed a fabulous, fun-filled celebration all afternoon. Check out some photos from the event.
We celebrated Safe Kids Day today with a fabulous, fun-filled event in Los Angeles. More than 500 parents and kids boogied on the dance floor, scrambled through the obstacle course and took pictures with Lassie as we joined together to celebrate kids, prevent injuries and save lives.
There’s an epidemic going on that most people don’t know about. Every day around the world, more than 500 children lose their lives in traffic crashes, and thousands more are injured. To get the word out and inspire people to take action, the kids in this video have a message they want you to hear.
Event at D.C.’s Shepherd Elementary School is one of hundreds around the world during Global Road Safety Week
Washington D.C. (May 5, 2015) – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx (pictured left with student Laterra Dakka), D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Safe Kids Worldwide CEO Kate Carr joined students, parents and faculty today at D.C.’s Shepherd Elementary School to raise awareness and advocate for changes that will improve road safety for kids.
Update: We’re thrilled to report that on June 3rd Governor Hickenlooper vetoed the bills that would have turned safety cameras off in Boulder, Greenwood Village and other towns and cities in Colorado. Thank you to all of you who joined us in taking action to urge the Governor to keep kids safe on Colorado streets!
Last week, my husband and I received a ticket in the mail. We'd been caught by a speed camera about 1/2 a mile from our home.
I'm so glad I got this ticket. Seriously. And here's why.
Did you know learning CPR can triple the chance of survival for someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)? Yet, according to the American Heart Association, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency due to lack of education or training.
National CPR & AED Awareness week (June 1-7) is a perfect time to learn more about how to prevent sudden cardiac arrest and the steps you can take if someone around you needs help.