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Gift of Safety Campaign Launches

 

The Child Advocacy Department at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has launched a new safety campaign. This holiday season, give a #GiftofSafety to help families in keep and their children safe all year long. Donations of life jackets, bike helmets, cabinet locks, pill pods, pack and plays, car seats, anti-tip over straps for furniture and TVs, smoke detectors, gun locks, door alarms and other safety-related items are requested to help local families who cannot afford these items. These items, along with classes such as swimming lessons, driving lessons, and CPR classes can help save lives.

To participate, simply donate one or more of these items, and then post it on social media using #GiftofSafety. Families receiving the presents will be asked to post their gifts using #GiftofSafety. Together, donors and recipients will have taken measures to help prevent injuries during the holidays, and create awareness for injury prevention.

“We are seeing children weekly for either a non-fatal drowning, getting into a family member’s medications or another type of preventable injury here at the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida,” says Sally Kreuscher, Safe Kids Coordinator. “This campaign can really help save lives. Preventable injuries are the number one killer of children in the United States. Every year, 8,000 families lose a child because of a preventable injury. When a child dies, the lives of families and the community are changed forever.

Give the #GiftofSafety and help keep all children in our community out of the hospital. For more information on participating, contact the Child Advocacy Department at Golisano Children’s Hospital at (239) 343-6199 or visit LeeHealth.org.

 

About Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is part of Lee Memorial Health System in Lee County, Florida. Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, the primary fund raising entity for Golisano Children’s Hospital, is currently engaged in a major capital campaign to enhance pediatric hospital care in Southwest Florida by raising $100 million to build and equip a new 128-bed children’s hospital on the campus of HealthPark Medical Center. For more info, visit ChildrensHospitalGoal.org