Drew Barrymore, Kelsey Grammer, Kate Hudson, GWEN STeFANI, Sharon Stone, Mark Wahlberg, and more Support safe kids Day 2014
Nationwide Events to Celebrate Kids, Prevent Injuries and Save Lives
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 19, 2014) – Safe Kids Worldwide announced today that annual Safe Kids Day events will be held around the country throughout April. These events will bring together families, celebrities and donors to raise awareness and funds to prevent childhood injuries, the number one killer of kids in the United States.
Numerous celebrities and athletes are joining the effort as Safe Kids Day Celebrity Heroes:
Tom Arnold & Ashley Groussman
Neal & Ruve McDonough
Nigel & Cristen Barker
Alysia & Louis Montaño
Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman
Piers Morgan & Celia Walden
Bill & Giuliana Rancic
James & Linda Caan
Pete Sampras & Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
Jamie-Lynn Sigler & Cutter Dykstra
Michelle & Michael Chiklis
Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale
Kevin & Brandi Garnett
Kelsey Grammer & Kayte Walsh
Mark & Rhea Wahlberg
Larry & Shawn King
Noelle & Dick Wolf
Chef Josie Smith-Malave
Two national Safe Kids Day fundraising events will be held on Saturday, April 5 at The Lot in Los Angeles and on Saturday, April 12 at the Highline Stages in New York City, in addition to local events held in more than 100 communities across the country.
“Many people are surprised to learn that preventable injuries are the number one killer of kids in the United States,” said Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide. “We don’t want any parent to have to endure the loss of a child. We’re honored to be supported by our celebrity heroes and sponsors, who are so dedicated to helping us reach our goal of preventing injuries and saving lives.”
Every year, a million families around the world lose a child to a preventable injury. Millions more children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. Too many families don’t have access to the information they need to keep their children safe from tragedies such as drowning, car crashes, fires and falls. Safe Kids Worldwide provides resources to families and communities to protect children.
The 2014 Safe Kids Day campaign fundraising goal is $1 million. Proceeds from Safe Kids Day support local, state and national injury prevention efforts of Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids Day is presented by Children’s TYLENOL® with support from the General Motors Foundation, FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, American Airlines, Tyco and others. To learn more about Safe Kids Worldwide and Safe Kids Day, please visit safekids.org.
About Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 600 coalitions in the United States and in 23 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since 1988, Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 55 percent. Working together, we can do much more for kids everywhere. Join our effort at safekids.org.
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