Safe Kids Catawba County Announces May 18 is Safe Kids Day: A Day to Celebrate Children and Save Lives

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 completely preventable.

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 or call CVMC’s Health First Center to reach the Safe Kids Catawba County Coordinator (828) 485-2300 ext. 6201.