Last weekend, we joined Drew Barrymore, Kelly Rowland, Jeff Goldblum, and more to celebrate Safe Kids Day, presented by Nationwide, at Smashbox Studios in Culver City to raise awareness and funds to support the life-saving work of Safe Kids Worldwide.
At the event, more than 800 parents and kids played with Jack Hanna’s exotic animals, motored around in power wheels and played in a giant bathtub ball pit as celebrities and families joined together to celebrate kids, prevent injuries and save lives. Guests were immersed in games that were so much fun, they didn’t realize they were learning important safety tips.
Safe Kids Day Presented by Nationwide
Celebrities attended the event with their families to shine a spotlight on preventable injuries, the leading cause of death to children in the United States. Drew Barrymore, Kelly Rowland, Jeff Goldblum, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Mischa Barton, Tom Arnold, Joey McIntyre, Breckin Meyer, Vanna White, Tammin Sursok, Donald Faison, Asia Monet Ray, Bill Horn & Scout Masterson, Robbie Keane, Cobi Jones, as well as Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen & Luna Blaise from ABC’s “Fresh off the Boat” enjoyed exploring all the activities featured at the event. Event co-hosts, Dr. Peter and Laurie Waldstein, joined Kate Carr, President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, and Mike Boyd, Senior Vice President of Marketing of Nationwide in welcoming each guest.
The 2016 Safe Kids Day campaign fundraising goal is $1.3 million. Proceeds from Safe Kids Day support the local, state and national injury prevention efforts of Safe Kids Worldwide.
The generosity of sponsors and host committee members enabled 58 deserving families from Westside Children’s Center, Mar Vista Family Center and Children’s Hospital of LA to attend Safe Kids Day.
About Safe Kids
Safe Kids Worldwide works to prevent childhood injury, 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 25 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since 1988, Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 60 percent. Working together, we can do much more for kids everywhere. Join our effort at safekids.org.
Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com
Portions of this material have been provided by Safe Kids. Photo credit: Getty on Behalf of Safe Kids Worldwide. Video Credit: Safe Kids Worldwide.