Safe Kids Kansas

Preventing Accidental Injury.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2011

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

Laughter is the Best Prevention

Safe Kids Kansas celebrates 20th Anniversary

Topeka– Safe Kids Kansas is celebrating 20 years of childhood accidental injury prevention. To mark this anniversary, a special event will be held at the Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy on Friday, Oct. 14. The evening event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Stauffer Theatre with dinner and a brief program, followed by a special performance by Laughing Matters, TCTA’s own improvisational comedy troupe. Tickets for the event are $40 and can be purchased at www.safekidskansas.org.

“Over the past 20 years, our Safe Kids coalition members and champions have worked tirelessly to reduce the rate of accidental injury to Kansas children,” said Cherie Sage, State Director for Safe Kids Kansas. “This event is a celebration of those individuals and their efforts over the years, and a call to continue this important work.” The mission of Safe Kids Kansas is to prevent unintentional injuries to Kansas children ages 0-14.

Event sponsors include:
Platinum Level sponsor - WIBW Radio (580 AM and 94 Country)
Silver Level sponsor - Stormont Vail TraumaCare
Bronze Level sponsors - AAA Kansas, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Huggable Images, Johnson & Johnson, Kansas Action for Children, Kansas Emergency Nurses’ Association, and The Reflectory
Advocate Level sponsor– National Bank of Kansas City

Since its inception in 1991, Safe Kids Kansas and its network of coalitions have provided safety devices and injury prevention education to thousands of families across the state. Safe Kids Kansas became a 501c3 nonprofit organization in 2003.  For more information about Safe Kids Kansas and our programs, visit www.safekidskansas.org or find us on Facebook.