Come Play at Safe Kids Day and Learn About Preventing Injuries

safekidsHICKORY, NC – April 28, 2015 – Catawba Valley Medical Center, the lead agency for Safe Kids Catawba County, encourages children of all ages to come enjoy Safe Kids Day 2015 this Saturday, May 2nd between 10am and 1pm at Conover Station Park. This free annual event is a fun way for kids and parents to learn how to be safe at home, at play and on the way.

Safe Kids Day helps raise awareness of the primary cause of death among children – preventable injuries. This year the event will be held at Conover Station Park at 409 4th St SE and is sponsored by Jason Herman Insurance, a local Nationwide agency. A full slate of fun and interactive learning activities are planned including an exercise obstacle course, games and bouncy houses. Teens and parents can take a spin on a distracted driving course or experience a rollover simulator. Ambulance and fire truck tours will be given, with participants having an opportunity to spray the fire truck water hose.

Herman says, “Kids are going to fall, crash, slip, and explore. It’s part of being a kid. But, we hope that Safe Kids Day will help protect them from serious injuries. Come celebrate youth while learning about how to save children’s lives. We believe in protecting what matters most – your kids.”

ABOUT SAFE KIDS CATAWBA COUNTY – Safe Kids Catawba County works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Catawba County is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Catawba County was founded in 1998 and is led by Catawba Valley Medical Center. For more information contact Kayla Hefner at the CVMC Health First Center – 828.485.2300 (x6204) or

ABOUT CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER – Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) in Hickory, NC, is the region’s largest not-for-profit, public healthcare system serving the community without direct funding from taxes. CVMC provides and promotes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being in addition to serving as a center for health education, wellness, preventive medicine and acute care. CVMC received a fourth consecutive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2014 and has been recognized by WomenCertified® with Women’s Choice Awards for America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience in 2012, 2013 & 2014; Best Hospital for Patient Experience in Obstetrics in 2013, 2014 & 2015; America’s Best Hospitals in Orthopedics in 2013 & 2014; and America’s Best Hospitals in Cancer Care in 2014. CVMC received the 2013 & 2014 Premier Inc. QUEST® Award for High-Value Healthcare recognizing its reduction in harm, mortality, readmissions and costs and improvements in metrics for patient experience and evidence-based care. For more information, please visit

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