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Annual Safe Kids Day Provides Free Interactive Demonstrations Aimed at Keeping Children Safe

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~ Event to Feature Free Bike Helmets, Easter Egg Hunt and Harley-Davidson Easter Bunny Toy Run ~

(Fort Myers, Fla. – March 29, 2022) --- Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is hosting its annual Safe Kids Day event on Saturday, April 16. Safe Kids Day provides a fun atmosphere for families to learn how to keep children safe in their homes and communities. Families will be able to participate in interactive demonstrations and games to learn about the following subjects:

  • Bicycle safety and pedestrian safety (free bike helmets while supplies last)
  • Car and bus safety
  • Gun safety 
  • Internet safety and child identification
  • Keeping medications secure
  • Safe sleep
  • Water safety
  • Youth sports
  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention

“Preventable injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the United States, and Safe Kids Day is designed to provide parents with the tools and information they need to keep their children as safe as possible,” said Julie Noble, Safe Kids Coordinator for Golisano Children’s Hospital. “We’ve created a fun environment for kids to spend the day learning how to stay safe while they ride their bikes, swim in a pool or at the beach and play with their friends.”

Children will also be able to have their faces painted, see fire trucks and the K9 police unit and check out books from a mobile branch of the Lee County Library System. In addition to the interactive games and demonstrations, the event will feature four Easter egg hunts at the following times:

  • Noon – Children with disabilities
  • 12:30 p.m. – Children ages 0 – 3
  • 1 p.m. – Children ages 4 – 6
  • 1:30 p.m. – Children ages 7 and older

During the Safe Kids Day event, local Harley-Davidson owners and enthusiasts will participate in the annual Easter Bunny Toy Run. Dozens of motorcyclists, led by the Easter Bunny, will ride to Golisano Children’s Hospital to deliver toys to sick and injured children. The toy run ensures that children in the hospital are still able to enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Safe Kids Day was made possible with the support of our community partners, including Safe Kids Southwest Florida, Lee County School District, Lee County Emergency Medical Services, Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Harley-Davidson’s Rockstar Owners Group.

The event will also feature food trucks and a DJ and is being held 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Golisano Children’s Hospital of SWFL, located at 9981 South Healthpark Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33908.

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