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Safe Kids Day Celebrated Throughout New Jersey

Safe Kids New Jersey is joining hundreds of coalitions throughout the nation in celebrating Safe Kids Day to heighten awareness of preventable chilhood injuries.  Here’s what Northern New Jersey Safe Kids is up to:

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Morristown Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital Host Local Children and Families During Safe Kids Day to Celebrate Kids, Prevent Injuries and Save Lives. 

Morristown Community Rallies to Stop Preventable Injuries, the #1 Killer of Kids in the U.S.

Safe Kids Northern NJ will host more than 100 families, community members and corporate partners, in honor of Safe Kids Day to raise awareness and resources to protect kids from preventable injuries and deaths due to motor vehicle crashes, fires, drowning, falls, suffocation and more.

There will be two events in April that will conduct car seat inspections and provide more information about “Safer in 7.” One event will be held on Thursday April 17th, 2014 from 7 am till 12 pm at Chester First Aid Squad, 100 North Rd., Chester, NJ. Another event will be held on Wednesday April 23rd, 2014 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Atlantic Ambulance Building, 120 Dorsa Ave, Livingston, NJ. 

Did You Know? Every year, 9,000 families in the U.S. and a million families around the world lose a child because of a preventable injury. Millions more children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime.

Morristown is part of a larger celebration throughout the month of April that includes more than 100 communities across the United States.

“Safe Kids Day has one simple, but critical goal: working together as a community to raise awareness about preventable injuries so kids can grow up to do all the great things kids were meant to do,” says KJ Feury RN, APNc, coalition coordinator. “This is a day to celebrate kids and make learning about preventable injuries fun. There will be great information for parents and caregivers on how to keep their kids active, healthy and safe, recognition of our Hats off for Helmet Award Winners and the unveiling of the new fresh Safe Kids Van.

“As part of Safe Kids Day, we asked every family to take the Safer in 7 challenge, seven simple tips to keep kids safe,” added Feury. “It’s just one of the many activities we encourage families to do on this special day to make sure every kid is a safe kid.”

Safe Kids Day is presented by Children’s Tylenol with support from the General Motors Foundation, FedEx and Chevrolet.

About Safe Kids Northern New Jersey

Safe Kids Northern NJ works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Its members include. Safe Kids Northern NJ is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing

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