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140 year of Shriners
Friday, April 10, 2015
Shriners & Summer Safety
Get Into the Swing of Summer Safety
MISSION, KS--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2015) - (Family Features) Summer is a time of playground fun, swimming, boating, biking, camping and other outdoor activities. Unfortunately, these activities can lead to a higher risk of injuries.
In fact, according to the Safe Kids U.S. Summer Ranking Report, summer is known as "trauma season" among U.S. public health and medical professionals because unintentional deaths and serious injuries increase dramatically among children during these months.
"Sustaining a serious injury can be a life-altering event for a child," said Dale Stauss, chairman of the Board of Directors for Shriners Hospitals for Children®. "We see patients every day with injuries caused by accidents, and we are committed to raising awareness about how to stay safe this summer."
As experts in the treatment of pediatric orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries and burns, Shriners Hospitals for Children provides critical, surgical and rehabilitative care to children, regardless of the families' ability to pay. "We prefer these accidents never happen, but when they do, our physicians and medical staff work together to get these patients back to being kids -- laughing, playing and dreaming about the future," commented Stauss.
The good news is that many of these injuries may be preventable. Here are some tips from Shriners Hospitals for Children to help your family enjoy a fun, injury-free summer.