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It’s been almost exactly one year since I first set foot in the Safe Kids office and accepted a position to join the team. And what a year it’s been.
I don’t currently have any children, but I do plan on having some in the far-off future. And I want to be a good mom.
Working at Safe Kids as a pre-mom has opened my eyes to the shocking world of child injury. I’ve worked my way through a bunch of topics – some of which I have a general knowledge of like sports safety and medication safety; and others risk areas I didn’t even know were a hazard.
Last night, Safe Kids was honored to be recognized as the 2016 nonprofit winner of the Golden Halo Award, which is the “highest honor for companies and causes that collaborate to produce business and social dividends.” The award was presented at the Cause Marketing Forum in Chicago, where our president and CEO, Kate Carr, delivered the keynote address.
Safe Kids Worldwide had a chance to speak with Team USA's Ali Krieger, who discusses her passion for soccer, how it started and why she’s working to ensure that fewer kids are sidelined due to knee injuries.
Founding sponsor Johnson & Johnson helps protect kids from preventable injuries.
Check out the latest Children's Product Recalls from June 2017
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.
Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, has unique expertise in the area of promoting road safety for children. The Safe Kids Buckle Up Program™, Safe Kids’ signature child passenger safety program that started in the United States and is being replicated globally, uses research, education, awareness and public policy to protect children in and around cars.
This year, we are marking 10 years of progress in reducing drowning deaths among our kids through passage of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (VGB). There’s been a 25 percent reduction in U.S. pool deaths among children in the past ten years. On May 24, 2017, members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies heard testimony about the law.