Injuries are the number one killer of kids in the United States, and 9,000
families lose a child every year to a preventable injury. That’s
one family every hour.
When a child dies or is seriously injured, the lives of families and entire
communities are changed forever. But, the majority of these injuries are
In partnership with Children’s Tylenol and through support from the
GM Foundation and Wells Fargo, Safe Kids Day will be celebrated in more
than 100 communities across the United States. All events will focus on
celebrating kids and helping families learn simple things they can do
to protect children everywhere.
More than 50 community members will join Safe Kids Catawba County for a
fun day of activities to celebrate children:
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Place: Health First Center at Valley Hills Mall
Safe Kids Day raises awareness about injury prevention, educates parents
and caregivers on proven and practical things they can do to protect their
children and raises funds to protect all children from life-changing or
fatal injuries. Safe Kids works to keep kids safe at home, at play and
on the road, for example:
- Protecting children in and around cars. Each year, Safe Kids hosts more
than 8,000 car seat checkup events across the United States and our certified
technicians install tens of thousands of car seats to keep kids safe.
- Protecting child athletes. Safe Kids clinics teach coaches, parents and
young athletes how to avoid concussions and other serious sports injuries.
- Protecting children walking to school. Safe Kids works with local communities
to make neighborhoods safer with improvements like speed bumps and cross
walks, and with education programs for kids.
Join us at Safe Kids Day and help families everywhere protect their children
from preventable injuries. Can’t attend the event in person? Learn
how you can help participate or get more information at
About Safe Kids Catawba County
Safe Kids Catawba County works to prevent unintentional childhood injury,
the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe
Kids Catawba County is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network
of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids
Catawba County was founded in 1998 and is led by Catawba Valley Medical
Center. For more information, visit safekids.org or call CVMC’s
Health First Center to reach the Safe Kids Catawba County Coordinator
(828) 485-2300 ext. 6201.