For Immediate Release: April 10, 2015

Safe Kids NC Partners with Aquarium to Host Safe Kids Day

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin announces that Safe Kids North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal are partnering with the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Pine Knoll Shores Fire Department, Pine Knoll Shores Police Department and Nationwide Insurance to celebrate Safe Kids Day 2015 on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the aquarium.

Safe Kids Day 2015 is a nationwide initiative to prevent unintentional childhood injuries, save lives and celebrate kids. Safe Kids North Carolina, led by the N.C. Department of Insurance, will be providing education to parents, caregivers and children about preventable injuries and child safety. Free giveaways and activities will be available to children.

"Safe Kids Day is a day to celebrate kids, prevent injuries, save lives and, most importantly, have fun," said Goodwin, chair of Safe Kids North Carolina. "Most people are surprised to learn that preventable injuries are the leading cause of death to kids in the United States. Safe Kids Day gives our department the opportunity to educate about child safety while having fun."

Safe Kids North Carolina reaches out to parents, caregivers and children in 71 counties served by 40 coalitions across the state. Through these coalitions and partnerships, more than six million people have access to Safe Kids North Carolina programming. For more safety tips and information about Safe Kids North Carolina, visit www.ncsafekids.org

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