|Child Safety Celebrated at the 19th Annual Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition Appreciation Luncheon|
Over 200 member agencies, sponsors, donors and community supporters attended the Annual Safe Kids Coalition Appreciation Luncheon on June 27. Dr. Jonathan Ellen, Interim President of All Children's Hospital, thanked the audience for their continued support throughout the year in preventing accidental injuries and injury related deaths to children.
Terrance Schiavone, Regional Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Southeast Region, provided the keynote address. Other dignitaries attending the event included: Florida Legislators Larry Ahern and Jim Frische, Safety Harbor Mayor Andy Steingold. Judge Karl Grube and Pinellas County Commissioner Nancy Bostock.
Special Awards were presented to individuals for their support of the SAFE KIDS mission:
Twelve "Community Based Child Passenger Safety Fitting Stations" in the six counties served by the Safe Kids Coalition and All Children's Hospital were recognized for checking almost 3,000 car seats between June 2011 and June 2012.
All Children's recognized The Children's Burn Foundation of Central Florida and the Katelyn Foundation. The Burn Foundation received $1,300 to provide scholarships for child victims of fire and burns to attend the foundation's summer camp. The Katelyn Foundation was presented with a $250 check to scholarship children's swimming lessons in Pasco County.