Hurley’s Safe Kids hosts Jeans Day

— Safe Kids Greater Flint, led by Hurley Medical Center is joining forces with Genesys and McLaren to promote safer kids, safer families and safer communities.

The mission of Safe Kids Greater Flint is to reduce unintentional injury in childhood, the number one cause of injury and death in Genesee County, and the nation.

On Dec. 3, all three hospitals are inviting staff to pay $5 in order to wear jeans. The proceeds will go directly to help support Safe Kids Greater Flint.

Safe Kids Greater Flint is one of many coalitions across the country representing SAFE KIDS USA and is responsible for disbursing over 1,000 smoke alarms, 1,000 bike helmets and 1,000 car seats across Genesee County each year. The coalition is made up of Member/Partners including Jim Waldron’s, Randy Wise, Health Plus, State Farm, State Senator John Gleason, Babies R US, and several local police, fire and school systems.

“We need to make safety a way of life for our kids and families. As a non-profit organization, we recently lost our valued funding from General Motors. It is crucial that we continue to provide these services to the children in our community, as many families need us and depend upon us to stay safe,” according to Kathy Coleman, RN, BSN, Safe Kids Greater Flint Coalition Coordinator and Injury Prevention Coordinator at Hurley Medical Center.

For more information on how you and/ or your company can participate in the city-wide Safe Kids Greater Flint Jeans Day, or if you would like more details about our free car seat inspection station or other Safe Kids events, contact Kathleen Coleman, Safe Kids Greater Flint Coordinator at 810-262-9462. — G.G.

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