Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Help Support Safe Kids Champaign County In Car X Crazy K

Tuesday - Aug 07, 2012

SKCC is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide and is committed to helping keep kids in our community safe. On September 8th teams and individual runners will race over, under and through 3 miles of the craziest obstacles participating in the Car X Crazy K. Many of you may be thinking of participating in, volunteering for or sponsoring this event. Please keep Safe Kids Champaign County in mind when you register, sign up and or sponsor. Your designated Crazy K registration or sponsorship donation will go to a very worthy cause, the prevention of accidental injuries in children in our community.

The Car X Crazy K registration is now open. When you register a team (10 runners) or as an individual runner you may choose to designate your registration/donation to Safe Kids Champaign County. Having participated in this event last year, I can testify to the craziness and extreme amounts of fun being had by all of the runners, volunteers and spectators. It is a great race and a fun way to give to those in need in our community. Please consider taking time out of your busy schedules to participate in this event on September 8, 2012. To register and learn more about the event, visit the website: carxcrazyk.com or facebook.com/carxcrazyk.

Safe Kids Champaign County (SKCC) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization devoted to preventing accidental injury in children. Accidental injury is the number one cause of death in children under the age of 14, and 90% of these deaths could be avoided with the proper education and resources. One of the many, and best known programs provided by Safe Kids Champaign County is the Child Safety Seat Inspection Station (CSSIS). This program provides parents and caregivers with the knowledge they need to assure that their children are as safe as possible when traveling in an automobile. Last year alone, Safe Kids Champaign County educated over 6,000 parents and caregivers on child passenger safety, inspected over 1,000 child safety seats, and distributed nearly 500 new car seats to income eligible families.