Wake Human Services, in partnership with Safe Kids Wake County and Apex Police Department, will be hosting Safe Kids Day to celebrate kids, prevent injuries and save lives. The event will be held Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Super Target Store Parking Lot, 1201 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, Apex.
Safe Kids Worldwide reports that preventable injuries, such as traffic injuries, drowning and burns, are the number one killer of children ages 1–19 in the US. This represents 40% of all deaths in this age group. In 2012, Wake County had over 9,000 children ages 0–14 treated in emergency departments, with 505 cases resulting in hospitalization.
Families will learn about safety and the prevention of childhood injury through interactive games and displays. There will be music by a DJ and visits by local mascots. Kids of all ages can enjoy a variety of activities including:
Prizes will be awarded to participants, and food will be provided by Target. This event is rain or shine. For more information contact Wake County Human Services Public Health Educator Suzanne LeDoyen at 919-250-3989.
- Bike rodeo (bring your bike to have a mechanic check it)
- Helmet fittings
- Tours of emergency vehicles
- Fire extinguisher demonstrations