MEDIA ALERT: News Conference Wed, May 19, 2021 at 11 am

Amber Rollins, [email protected], 913-205-6973
Kids and Car Safety ‘Childproof Your Ride’ Program Addresses #1 Killer of Children – Preventable Vehicle Accidents
Kids and Car Safety will be joined by family advocates and safety partners to talk about the importance of ‘Childproofing Your Ride’ to keep children safe in and around vehicles. Supported by a grant from State Farm Insurance, the program will focus on educating and training parents and caregivers throughout Kansas and Missouri about effective ways to protect their children in and around vehicles. Despite vehicle accidents being the number one killer of children in the United States, “Childproof Your Ride” is the first comprehensive program developed solely to focus on prevention through childproofing.
Wednesday, May 19 at 11:00 am CST
Charlie's House, 10304 Richmond Ave, Kansas City, MO 64134
Please join us rain or shine; we have plenty of indoor space if it is raining.
(Parking - we will be roping off some spots out front of the house, parking is limited so please allow a few extra minutes to park)
Amber Rollins, Director, Kids and Car Safety
Stuart Hoffman, Executive Director, Charlie’s House
Brad Winfrey, RN, BSN, BA, CPST, Manager, Center for Childhood Safety at Children’s Mercy Hospital
Skye Parker, 10, backover survivor & Kids and Car Safety Junior Advocate
Whitney Rodden, mother of Harper & Kids and Car Safety Parent Advocate
What to do if you see a child or animal in distress inside a hot car
Window breaking demonstration using the resqme emergency safety tool
Demo vehicle with labels identifying danger areas and safety features
Vehicle blindzone demonstrations
Media and the general public are invited to attend.
Kids and Car Safety is a national nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of young children and pets in and around vehicles.