WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Marcia Gay Harden will appear in person at a Washington news conference on Monday, April 28th to speak out about accidental injury to children. At the same event, Safe Kids USA will release a new report tracking the children’s accidental injury death rate in the U.S. since 1987, highlighting how the nation is doing when it comes to keeping kids safe.
Release of this report coincides with the kick-off of National Safe Kids Week in the United States, April 26 to May 4, 2008 and the 20th anniversary of Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids USA also will share a list of the top 10 safety tips for parents that could have a major impact on reducing accidental childhood injuries and deaths.
Find out more about the results of this important new report, including new and significant 20-year American trends in a variety of injury categories. Hear from a doctor who sees the impact of traumatic injuries every day. Meet a parent whose family has been affected by a childhood injury and learn what families and government can do to reduce the risks to other children.
Marcia Gay Harden, Academy Award(C)-winning actress
Charisse Nurnberg, mother of Matt, who drowned at the age of 3
Mitch Stoller, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide and Safe Kids USA
Dr. Martin Eichelberger, founder and director of Safe Kids Worldwide and chief, Trauma and Burn Services of Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Marisol Feliciano — Safe Kids Spanish speaking representative
Monday, April 28, 2008, 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool
Third Street (between Madison and Jefferson Streets),
* In children 14 and under: Report to the Nation: Trends in Unintentional Childhood Injury Mortality and Parental Views on Child Safety, April 2008, Safe Kids USA.
On Thursday, May 1st, Sen. Ted Kennedy, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, along with ranking member, Sen. Michael Enzi, will hold a Senate hearing to recognize the 20th Anniversary of Safe Kids USA and Worldwide, and to explore how to prevent accidental injury and death to children. Kennedy also will be providing a written statement at the Safe Kids USA’s news conference on April 28th.