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Monica Buchanan, Director of Community and Media Relations
HARTFORD, Conn. – Injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the United States, however nearly all of them can be prevented. To raise awareness and help keep children safe, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Safe Kids Connecticut are hosting the annual Safe Kids Day.
About 150 first, second and third grade students from CREC Montessori Magnet School will walk to Connecticut Children’s on Friday, May 4, 2018 where they will gather on the front lawn of the hospital to learn safety precautions from experts in the field of injury prevention. The theme for this year’s event is Safety While at Play. While at Connecticut Children’s, the students will visit different interactive stations to learn about fire safety, bicycle safety, road safety, water safety and much more.
Safe Kids Day
Where: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Front Lawn
Who: Students from CREC Montessori Magnet School
Date: Friday, May, 4, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 12 pm
This is the 22nd year Safe Kids Connecticut has hosted Safe Kids Day. The event is sponsored by Connecticut Elks Association. Some of the organizations that will present to the children include Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program, Connecticut Children’s Audiology Department, Hartford Fire Department, Hartford Police Department, Connecticut Department of Transportation, and Connecticut State Police.
“We are extremely grateful to Connecticut Elks Association for their ongoing support of our injury prevention efforts,” said Luis Rivera, the coordinator of Safe Kids Connecticut. “Safe Kids Day is an entertaining and educational opportunity for young school children to learn to prevent injuries and stay safe not only during the busy summer months, but also throughout the year.”
Safe Kids Connecticut is a program of Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center, which is part of Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health.
About Connecticut Children’s Medical Center:
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation. With a medical staff of more than 1,000, Connecticut Children’s provides comprehensive, world-class health care in more than 30 pediatric specialties and subspecialties. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a not-for-profit organization, which serves as the primary pediatric teaching hospital for the UConn School of Medicine, has a teaching partnership with the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University and is a research partner of The Jackson Laboratory. Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health is a national leader in community-based prevention and wellness programs.
Monica Buchanan, Director, Corporate Communications
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