Friday, August 29, 2014

Crozer-Keystone to Host Infant and Children’s Safety Fun Day on Sept. 13 at Community Hospital

August 28, 2014 (Chester, Pa) – Crozer-Keystone Women and Children’s Health Services will host an Infant and Children’s Safety Fun Day on Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Community Hospital (2600 W. Ninth St., 1st floor, Chester) to raise awareness about SIDS and infant mortality and morbidity. 

This free family-friendly event will include a baby buggy/stroller walk (11 a.m. to noon), a decorated buggy/stroller contest (12:15 to 12:45 p.m.), an infant/toddler runway show (1:45 to 2:45 p.m.), face painting, a resource fair, educational workshops, prizes, raffles, giveaways and much more. Vendor spaces are available for $25, and exhibitors/non-profit organizations are no charge.  

The event will take place in front of Community Hospital’s main entrance and in its adjacent parking lots, and will require the help of volunteers to support all of the fun activities. Specifically, high school community service volunteer opportunities are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A certificate will be provided at the conclusion of the event to all volunteers. Potential assignments include helping with setting up, traffic control, registration, contest guides, cleaning up and more. If you are interested in volunteering for this fun community service project and are available for the entire seven hours, please e-mail Joanne Craig at or call (610) 497-7344.

Women and Children’s Health Services has been part of the Delaware County community for more than 20 years. Their current programs and areas of focus include Crozer-Keystone Healthy Start, Delaware County Cribs for Kids, Hispanic Resource Center and Nurse-Family Partnership. Their work is focused on women and children who are dealing with high risk factors for poor maternal/birth outcomes and infant mortality/morbidity. It is rarely business as usual, so the experienced staff are experts at thinking outside the box and being creative to ensure positive results for the women and children that require their services. 

“It is encouraging to have significant improvement with regard to the infant mortality and morbidity rate in both Chester City and Delaware County over the past twenty years, but we still have more work to do to increase awareness so that no family has to suffer an infant’s death,” explains Joanne Craig, administrative director of Women and Children’s Health Services. “We look forward to a great family event on Sept. 13 that celebrates children and provides important education for parents and caregivers.”

No comments:

Post a Comment