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Child passenger safety event

May 30, 2012 posted by Carissa D. Etters

WHAT: Child passenger safety (CPS) event 

WHO: The Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program (ECIPP) at Vidant Health, Pitt County Schools (PCS), and Greenville Police Department  

WHEN: Thursday, May 31 

                 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

WHERE: Sadie Saulter Pre-K Center  

                  400 Spruce Street, Greenville 

INFORMATION: The CPS Checkpoint Project seeks to increase child safety seat compliance and correct use, decrease unrestrained children in vehicles at the school, and provide parent education.  The event will provide parents with the option to have their car seat checked for free or the opportunity to purchase a seat at a reduced price (if receiving Medicaid or other government assistance).    

“Historically, injury rates are highest in economically disadvantaged areas,” said Dr. Barbara Barlow, the founder and executive director of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids. “Efforts like these have the ability to make a big impact.”  

Funding to conduct the CPS Checkpoint Event was made possible by the Toys “R” Us Children’s Fund.   

About The Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund 

The Toys “R” Us Children’s Fund is a public charity affiliated with Toys “R” Us, Inc., a company that unabashedly declares “Welove kids!” The core mission of the Toys “R” Us Children’s Fund is to keep children safe and help them in times of need.Since it was founded in 1992, the Toys “R” Us Children’s Fund has contributed millions of dollars to qualified organizations that support its mission, including those providing disaster relief to children and families who are victims oflarge-scale crises. The Toys “R” Us Children’s Fund also provides grants to leading organizations that support children withspecial needs.    

About The Injury Free Coalition for Kids® 

The Injury Free Coalition for Kids is among the country's most effective injury prevention programs. It is composed of hospital-based, community-oriented programs whose efforts are anchored in research, education and advocacy. It is made up of 42 sites located in 40 cities, each housed in the trauma center of its participating institutions. All of the sites areindependent, physician-led programs driven by the coalition’s mission:  “Prevent Injury to Children.” 

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