May 31, 2017
WHAT:
This year, Safe Kids Washoe County is partnering with The Summit for Safe Kids Day on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The family fun safety event will have safety education on everything from safe sleep and road safety to bike and home safety, plus a car seat installation check, bike helmet fittings and CPR training. Participants will also enjoy free festivities, games, giveaways and prizes.
 
Media is invited to come out to a demonstration of just one of the things families can learn about at Safe Kids Day: vehicle safety. SKWC and Renown Children’s Hospital are teaming up to show how hot your car can get on a warm day as well as what the blind spots around your car mean for child safety.
 
WHEN:
Thursday, June 1, 1:00 p.m.
 
WHY:
Protecting our kids and keeping them safe is always top of mind for parents and caregivers. Safe Kids Day is an important event for every family to attend and is dedicated to raising awareness and resources to keep kids safe from preventable childhood injuries and deaths. This day is an annual fundraising campaign to support the life-saving programs of Safe Kids.
 
VISUALS AND INTERVIEWS:
Live demonstration of just how hot your car can get in the sun, as well as what the blind spots around your car mean for child safety. Interview with Cara Koeritz, Board Member, Safe Kids Washoe County.
 
WHERE:          
The Summit (parking lot near Dillard’s)
13925 S Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89511
 
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ABOUT SAFE KIDS WASHOE COUNTY
Safe Kids Washoe County (SKWC) is part of an extensive network of more than 600 coalitions in the United States and partners with organizations in 23 countries around the world to reduce injuries from motor vehicles, sports, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. SKWC maintains its own 501(c)3 non-profit status and is organizationally structured with a Board of Directors and a Coalition of paid members representing local agencies, organizations and individuals with similar missions and interests.
For more information, visit safekidswc.com/.
 
ABOUT RENOWN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Renown Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated children’s hospital in northern Nevada, and offers a variety of programs and services designed specifically to care for the community's families. It has the region’s only Children’s ER and Pediatric ICU. Renown Children’s Hospital is the only hospital affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) in the region and local CMN Hospitals' programs and events directly benefit children in the Truckee Meadows. It is also the only hospital in the region affiliated with CHA (Children’s Hospital Association). For more information, visit renown.org/children.

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Stacey Sunday

Public Relations Business Partner
Email: news@renown.org
Phone: 775-691-7308
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