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Safety is fun for the whole family at annual Safe Kids Day

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 15, 2023) ­ Kentucky Children’s HospitalSafe Kids Fayette County and other community organizations will host Safe Kids Day on June 21, a community event to promote awareness on child injury prevention. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at Douglass Park in Lexington from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

"The rate of preventable injuries in kids increases drastically in the summer months,” said Sherri Hannan, coordinator of Safe Kids Fayette County. “Whether your family is swimming in the local pool or jetting off for exciting outdoor adventures, we have tips to keep everyone safe that won’t disrupt the fun.”

Safety experts and medical providers will be available for information and demonstrations, including:

  • car seat installation inspection;
  • what to do in the event of a house fire;
  • water safety;
  • helmet fittings and bike safety rodeo; and 
  • how to obtain a child ID.

Families can also enjoy snacks, balloon animals and face painting.

“At Safe Kids Day, we get the chance to demonstrate to kids and families how they can enjoy all of their favorite activities safely,” said Hannan. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to go out in the community and meet families and help them build safe habits.”

For more tips on keeping kids safe this summer, check out these guidelines by Safe Kids Worldwide:

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