Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and the Cheyenne Family YMCA are teaming with several other local health and safety groups to offer the 16th annual Safe Kids Day at the YMCA on May 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Safe Kids Day is free and open to the public.
More than 25 exhibits focusing on children's health and safety will be offered, including 10 interactive injury prevention booths. The booths are part of a Junglemobile, which focuses on bike, fire, pedestrian, water, farm and ATV safety. The Junglemobile also offers education on fall and poison prevention.
"Injuries are the number one killer of kids in the United States," said Stephanie Heitsch, Cheyenne Regional's Injury Prevention coordinator.
"Around the world, more than one million children die each year from preventable injuries. Millions more are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. But these injuries don't have to happen. That's what Safe Kids Day is all about," Heitsch said.
Safe Kids Day also offers several family-friendly activities. Children are permitted to look inside a fire engine provided by the Cheyenne Fire Dept. District 2 and an ambulance provided by American Medical Response. The K9 unit from the Cheyenne Police Dept. will also have demonstrations outside if weather permits.
Another featured event is the Safe Kids car seat check-up, which will be offered in nearby Holliday Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The check-up is free and includes safety checks of children's car seats and booster seats by certified technicians.
Other Safe Kids Day sponsors include Taco John's International Inc., the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Warren Federal Credit Union, Kohl's Associates in Action, Holly Frontier Refinery, Cheyenne Kiwanis Foundation, the Wyoming Dept. of Health and Laramie County School District 1.
For more information, call 432-2679.