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Safe Kids Day Is Saturday, May 3rd, In Davis County

Article Published 04/24/2014

(Farmington,Utah) – Safe Kids Davis County is helping families get ready for summer by highlighting health and safety during the 14th Annual Safe Kids Day on Saturday, May 3rd, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, at the Davis County Legacy Events Center at the county fairgrounds (151 South 110 West, Farmington).

Safe Kids Davis County is an organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children from birth to age nineteen. Preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the U.S. and millions of children are injured in ways that can affect families and the entire community for a lifetime.

 "We love doing this event because it’s a fun opportunity for the community to come together and learn how to keep all children safe,” said Priscilla Angulo, a community health educator at the Davis County Health Department and Safe Kids Davis County coalition coordinator. “The important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they are preventable. That’s why the free Safe Kids Day provides interactive safety and health related booths and activities for the whole family to learn about injury prevention and how to reduce risks at home, at play, and during transportation.”

"Around the world, a child dies from an unintentional injury every 30 seconds,” said Lewis Garrett, director of the county health department. “Unintentional injuries often occur in predictable ways and can be prevented with the right education, awareness, and planning.”

 "Families can check out police, fire, and other emergency vehicles,” said Angulo. “The event will feature K9 dog demonstrations, child ID kits, Jazz dancers, inflatable slides, photo booth, coloring contest, obstacle course, hula hoop contest, and Intermountain Healthcare’s Teddy Bear Clinic and LiVe Well Just Jumpin’ Team.”

There will be 300 children’s bike helmets given away (one helmet per child – first come, first serve). Also, participants can enter the prize drawing at the information booth. Children who bring their bike and helmet to the event can participate in the Intermountain LiVe Well Bike Rodeo – where they can learn important safety skills.

"We strongly encourage families to come participate. The variety of information and activities available will help keep their loved ones safe and fit,” Angulo said.

Gold sponsors for Safe Kids Day include Intermountain Clinics, Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital, Wee Care Pediatrics, Lakeview Hospital, Davis Hospital and Medical Center, Mountain View Pediatric Dentistry, ABC Utah Law, Lifetime Stores, Tanner Clinic, and Zero Fatalities.

For more information about the Safe Kids Day, please call (801) 525-5177.