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Free Car Seat Checks at Park Ridge Child Care Center

WHAT: Park Ridge Child Care Center and Greece Safe Kids are offering free child car seat inspections. Law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders affiliated with Greece Safe Kids will conduct car and booster seat checks, and offer safety advice. The event is free and open to the public.

WHY: Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in children ages 2 to 14. When properly installed, child car seats and booster seats prevent serious injury and death. However, an estimated 80 percent of infant car seats, and around 40 percent of booster seats, are installed incorrectly, according to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA).

WHEN: September 16, 2009,  3 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Park Ridge Child Care Center (Next to Unity Hospital, on the Unity Park Ridge Campus), 1555 Long Pond Road

 About Greece Safe Kids
Greece Safe Kids Is a coalition of Greece Police, Barnard Fire Department, Greece Ridge Fire Department, North Greece Fire Department, and Greece Volunteer Ambulance. Greece Safe Kids is affiliated with Safe Kids Worldwide, the first and only international nonprofit organization dedicated solely to preventing unintentional childhood injury. Founded in Washington, D.C. in 1987 by Children’s National Medical Center, with support from Johnson & Johnson, Safe Kids Worldwide promotes changes in attitudes, behaviors, laws, and the environment to prevent accidental injury to children. For more information, visit www.safekids.org

About Unity Health System
Unity Health System provides a complete network of health care services from the Unity Park Ridge Hospital Campus in the town of Greece, the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, and at numerous other sites throughout Rochester and western Monroe County. Services include inpatient and outpatient hospital care and surgery, a family birth place, women’s health services, chemical dependency and mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, adult day health and home health programs for older adults, retirement communities, child care, and laboratory services, among many others.