Safe Kids Worldwide works to help prevent childhood injuries – the number one cause of child deaths in America. Throughout April, there will be Safe Kids events – sponsored by Nationwide and bringing together families, celebrities and donors – to raise awareness and funds to help prevent those injuries.
Sharon Stone and Drew Barrymore are the celebrity co-chairs of Safe Kids Worldwide and they will be joined by such names as Mark Wahlberg, Tyler Perry, James Caan, Scott Caan, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, as Safe Kids Celebrity Heroes, in their efforts.
The Safe Kids Day fundraising event will be held on Sunday, April 26th at The Lot in Los Angeles.
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SHARON STONE, Drew Barrymore, Mark Wahlberg, GWEN STEFANI, TYLER PERRY, Nicole Richie, Malin Akerman, and more Support safe kids Day 2015
180 Events Celebrate Kids, Prevent Injuries and Save Lives
Los Angeles, CA. (April 16, 2015) – Safe Kids Worldwide announced today that annual Safe Kids Day events will be held around the country throughout April. These events, supported by presenting sponsor Nationwide, will bring together families, celebrities and donors to raise awareness and funds to prevent childhood injuries, the number one cause of death for children in the United States
Numerous celebrities and athletes are joining the effort as Safe Kids Day Celebrity Heroes:
Co-chairs Dr. Peter & Laurie Waldstein, Sharon Stone, Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman
|Malin Akerman||Piers Morgan and Celia Walden|
|Tyler Perry||Steve and Kristen Blake|
|Mark and Rhea Wahlberg||Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict|
|Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale||Tom Arnold and Ashley Groussman|
|Jewel||Alysia Reiner and David Alan Basche|
|James Caan||Nicole Richie and Joel Madden|
|Scott Caan||Alysia and Louis Montaño|
|Donald Faison and Cacee Cobb||Nick Stevenson|
|Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adam Housley||Leonor Varela|
|Ali Landry and Alejandro Gómez Monteverde||Tina Charles|
|Sugar Ray Leonard||Vanna White|
|Neal and Ruve McDonough|
The Safe Kids Day signature fundraising event will be held on Sunday, April 26 at The Lot in Los Angeles, and Safe Kids local coalitions will host 180 events in communities across the country.
“Every parent wants to keep their child safe. That’s a given. Yet far too many children suffer needlessly from a preventable injury,” said Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide. “We have made great strides – a 60% decrease in fatalities since 1988 – but we can and must do better. And that’s what Safe Kids Day is all about. It’s teaching the simple things that can be done so that kids grow up healthy, safe and strong.”
Many families don’t have access to the information they need to keep their children safe from minor injuries that result in cuts, bruises and falls to more serious tragedies such as drowning, car crashes and fires. Safe Kids Worldwide provides resources to families and communities to protect children.
The 2015 Safe Kids Day campaign fundraising goal is $1.2 million. Proceeds from Safe Kids Day support the local, state and national injury prevention efforts of Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids Day is presented by Nationwide and supported by Johnson & Johnson, FedEx, Chevrolet, Kidde Fire Safety, Tide and others. Learn more about Safe Kids Worldwide and Safe Kids Day.
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About Safe Kids Worldwide Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to prevent childhood injury, 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 almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 500 coalitions in the U.S. and with partners in more than 25 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 60 percent. Working together, we can do much more for kids everywhere. Join our effort at safekids.org.
Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.