What if there were a way to prevent a leading cause of childhood death, but three out of four of us were doing it wrong? The startling truth is that a car seat can dramatically reduce childhood death and injury from motor vehicle crashes, but 75 percent are installed incorrectly.1
With Child Passenger Safety Week upon us, the good news is that community-based programs are making a difference. Buckle Up for Life is a national education program, created in 2004 by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Toyota, to save children's lives. Over the last ten years, it has grown to include a network of more than a dozen of the nation's leading children's hospitals and has educated more than 17,000 people about the proper use of car seats and seat belts. Toyota's sponsorship has provided funding for over 40,000 car seats for families in need.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7318951-toyota-cincinnati-children-s-hospital-child-passenger-safety-buckle-up-for-life/
At 37 years old, with a thriving concrete business, a wife and three young children, dying was the last thing on Travis Roberts’ mind. But after a doctor’s visit for a kidney stone, Roberts learned he had cholangiocarcinoma, a cancer of the bile duct. His survival rate was zero.
Roberts shared his story as part of Northwestern Mutual’s ongoing Client Stories series, which highlights the importance of financial security in the face of life’s most difficult circumstances.
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DHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, announced today that Yo Gabba Gabba! will take the stage this Fall with Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome!. The new live stage show marks the 5th anniversary of the live tour. Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome! will be directed by Yo Gabba Gabba! creators Christian Jacobs (The Aquabats) and Scott Schultz (Majestic). DJ Lance Rock, (Lance Robertson, St. Louis native and founding member of psychedelic electronic pop band The Ray Makers), the colorful cast of Yo Gabba Gabba! characters, fan favorite Leslie Hall and beat boxing legend Biz Markie will return to the road together to perform for more than 200,000 enthusiastic fans on a 30–city tour that will begin on Tuesday, October 14 and will run through Sunday, December 7. The Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome! tour is produced by S2BN Entertainment in association with DHX Media.
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Four best friends plus one weekly tradition equals a whole lot of fun. Meet the Sleepover Girls and gather together for crafts, fashion, cooking, and of course, girl talk. Find out more at http://www.capstoneyoungreaders.com Children’s
United Way and the Ad Council, in collaboration with the National Football League, have announced an extension of their successful LIVE UNITED campaign, including a new series of public service ads (PSAs) featuring NFL players promoting health and wellness, and ads showcasing the true outcome of United Way’s work in local communities. The new campaign also includes an online interactive map that illustrates local impact stories from United Ways around the country.
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Approximately half a billion people worldwide have correctable vision issues, but lack access to quality vision care. They are unable to see the words in a book or on a chalkboard and even more so to reach their potential and bring their goals and dreams into focus. As part of an ongoing effort to shine a spotlight on this issue and the importance of healthy, enhanced vision, Transitions Optical and vision care nonprofit OneSight have teamed up with GRAMMY® and CMA Award winning music artist Darius Rucker to launch a public service announcement aimed toward raising awareness and inviting others to join the cause at www.onesight.org.
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Bright Starts™ introduces a fun new metric, the Baby Laugh Index™, in tandem with the launch of three new toys designed to inspire laughter. The inspirations for the focus on laughter are the three new baby toys from the Bright Starts Having a Ball™ collection: 3-in-1 Step ’N; Ride Lion™, Hide ’N Spin Monkey™ and Jungle Fun Ball Climber™. Teaming up with Gina Mireault, Ph.D. professor of psychology and counseling behavior sciences at Johnson State College and researcher of humor and emotional development in children, Bright Starts seeks to emphasize the importance of laughter in infant development.
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The National Restaurant Association’s groundbreaking Kids LiveWell program is celebrating its three-year anniversary this July, the association announced today. The voluntary program, which provides a growing selection of healthful children’s menu choices, has grown from 19 to 150 participating restaurant brands, representing more than 42,000 locations nationwide. The initiative includes quickservice and tableservice concepts among national companies, regional chains and independent restaurants, as well as theme parks, resorts and museums.
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Back-to-school is around the corner, and Primrose Schools, a family of accredited, early education and care schools, is accepting enrollment for Fall 2014. With more than 280 schools in 20 states across the country, Primrose provides high-quality education and care to more than 60,000 children ages 6-weeks to 6-years-old.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7124851-primrose-schools-first-five-years-early-education/
VTech® (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age–appropriate and developmental stage–based electronic learning products for children, today announced the availability of its first ever fun camera watch for kids: the Kidizoom® Smartwatch. The world’s first Smartwatch for kids, this innovative, multi–function watch is packed with robust features such as a built–in camera, video and fun photo effects, offering an enriching fun and educational experience in a wearable, kid–friendly, take–anywhere gadget. Leading the way into a new era of wearable technology tailored for children as young as four years old, the Kidizoom Smartwatch is available now at www.vtechkids.com, Amazon.com, Target.com, ToysRUs.com and Walmart.com.
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A Cigna Foundation grant to Achilles International will help determine whether running holds the key to better mental and physical development for children with autism. The Cigna Foundation today announced its $100,000 World of Difference grant to Achilles International, which has extensive anecdotal evidence showing that walking and running help people on the autism spectrum improve their emotional and physical health.
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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org, announced today the appointment of James R. Downing, M.D., as its new CEO, effective July 15, 2014. Downing most recently has served as the Deputy Director, Executive Vice President and Scientific Director of the hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Downing’s primary focus immediately upon assuming the CEO office will be to oversee a new era of clinical, research and infrastructure expansion throughout the St. Jude global network. He succeeds Dr. William E. Evans, who is retiring from the position after 10 years and returning full time to his long-standing pharmacogenomics research program at St. Jude.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7256651-st-jude-children-s-research-hospital-new-era-of-expansion-and-growth/