June 29, 2015: Eight children have already died across the US after being left or becoming trapped in a hot car. Kicking off a month-long campaign to raise awareness of the danger of heatstroke, Regina Weir, Safe Kids Metro KC coordinator, and Anne Biswell, MCHC communications coordinator, handed out fliers and window clings on Saturday, June 27. Click here for a report by the Kansas City Star.
During the warm months of July and August, MCHC and Safe Kids need your help to spread the word by passing out or posting fliers at your place of work, worship, your child-care center, library, coffee shop, or wherever you shop or spend your time. (Be sure to get permission first.) Fliers and “Where’s Baby?” window clings are available through the MCHC office. Contact us at (816) 283-6242 ext. 0 or email@example.com for supplies. Click here to download a copy of the poster/flier: Heatstroke Poster 2015 pub.
Please support the message of Heatstroke Awareness via your social media accounts by using the hashtags #SafeKidsKC, #WheresBaby and #Heatstroke. Take a picture of all the creative ways in which you are able to share the message of “WHERE’S BABY? LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK” and send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be shared on our social media sites.
Let’s all do our best to prevent ANY heatstroke deaths in our community this summer. Thank you for all the work you do for the children and families of our neighborhoods.