Home Upcoming Events Celebrating Safe Kids Day 2017 Across The U.S. | Drew Barrymore Attending

Celebrating Safe Kids Day 2017 Across The U.S. | Drew Barrymore Attending



Local coalitions to hold more than 200 events to protect kids and support the life-saving programs of Safe Kids Worldwide;

Signature Event is on April 23 in Los Angeles 


LOS ANGELES (April 18, 2017) – This spring, families everywhere are celebrating Safe Kids Day at more than 200 events across the country. Safe Kids Worldwide announced today that these events will bring together families, celebrities and donors to raise awareness and funds to prevent childhood injuries. The Signature Event will take place at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif., on April 23.

With a goal of raising over $1 million dollars, proceeds from Safe Kids Day support the local, state and national programs of Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization working to protect kids from the number one killer of children in the U.S.: preventable injuries from drownings, fires, poisonings and car crashes and more.

“Safe Kids Day is a great time to remind parents, caregivers and kids that many injuries can be easily prevented,” said Safe Kids Worldwide President and CEO Kate Carr. “In a fun atmosphere, we educate and inspire everyone to take action to protect kids on the road, at home and at play. You can join us by visiting SAFEKIDS.ORG and clicking “I’m In!”

Celebrities, professional athletes and other notable individuals are also lending their support to the cause. Through social media and at the April 23 Los Angeles event, Celebrity Heroes and safety advocates will help bring awareness to this critical cause and encourage everyone to donate now to protect all kids from preventable injuries. 


Safe Kids Day Celebrity Heroes include:

Tom Arnold & Ashley Groussman


Eris Baker

Drew Barrymore


Rebecca Budig & Michael Benson

Pat Casey

Ian Chen

Donald Faison & Cacee Cobb

Derek Fisher & Gloria Govan

Jeff Goldblum

Lizzy Greene

Samantha Harris & Michael Hess

Faithe Herman

Perez Hilton

Kim & Cobi Jones

Jaime King & Kyle Newman

Ali Landry & Alejandro Gómez Monteverde

Alysia & Louis Montaño

Piers Morgan & Celia Walden

Jessica and Gunnar Peterson

Terri Seymour & Clark Mallon

Christie Lynn Smith & John Fortson

Sharon Stone

Leonor Varela & Lucas Akoskin

Vanna White

To ensure that all children can benefit from Safe Kids Day, the organization encourages parents to sign up to receive a free Safe Kids Kit by visiting The digital toolkit includes valuable resources designed to protect kids at every age and stage. Safe Kids Day is made possible by generous support from Johnson & Johnson, FedEx, Nationwide, Chevrolet, Kidde and Tide. 


ABOUT: Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to protect kids on the road, at home and at play. Preventable injuries are the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the U.S. and with partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since 1988, when Safe Kids was founded by Dr. Marty Eichelberger of the Children’s National Health System with support from founding sponsor, Johnson & Johnson, Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 60 percent. Working together, we can do much more to protect kids. Join our effort at

Safe Kids Worldwide has the highest possible rating, four stars, from Charity Navigator.

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