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  • Annual Kids' Safety & Health Fair May 2

    Event provides children & parents with lifesaving information

    Todd Kelley (253) 403-1716

    More often, young children remain calm in emergencies and perform lifesaving actions, such as calling 9-1-1 or warning others of impending danger.

    They all have one thing in common: They have learned from experts like nurses and firefighters and are modeling positive behavior they learned from adults.

    Children of all ages can learn what to do in an emergency as well as discover healthy lifestyle tips at the Kids’ Safety & Health Fair on Saturday, May 2, 2009 in Tacoma. The event will take place in the school’s gymnasium and parking lot.

    While this event is designed to be fun for children and adults, the message is serious. Research shows that children are more likely to practice good safety tips when they learn from the positive actions of parents, caregivers and other influential adults, like firefighters and nurses. Children and caregivers will learn these lifesaving skills using fun, interactive displays and from safety and health experts.

    Presented by Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Safe Kids Pierce County and Tacoma Fire Department, experts will offer free car seat inspections and provide important information about proper installation and recalls, provide custom-fit bike helmets for $7, skateboard helmets for $10 and U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets for $14. Children can learn what to do in a fire by calling 9-1-1 and crawling through a tunnel filled with artificial smoke as though they were escaping from a house fire. A nurse from Mary Bridge will also be offering free immunizations. The event is sponsored by State Farm Insurance.

    For more information, contact Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital at (253) 403-7911 or (253) 403-2700.

    Since the late 1980s, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Center has been a leading supporter and presenter of the Kids’ Health & Safety Fair, helping thousands of children and their families learn important life safety lessons.


    MultiCare is a leading-edge, integrated health organization made up of four hospitals, numerous primary care and urgent care clinics, multi-specialty centers, Hospice and Home Health services, and many other services. A not-for-profit organization based in Tacoma, Washington since 1882, MultiCare has grown over the years in response to community needs. Today we are the area's largest provider of health care services, serving patients at 93 locations in Pierce, South King, Kitsap and Thurston counties.

    Kids’ Safety & Health Fair

    Saturday, May 2, 2009

    10 am to 2 pm

    Foss High School

    2112 South Tyler Street


    (Behind Cheney Stadium)

    Presented by Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital

    Tacoma Fire Department

    Sponsored by State Farm Insurance

    Posted on Apr 16, 2009 in