This August, Safe Kids Worldwide, a global child injury prevention organization, benefitted from some extra visibility thanks to 725 horses (the horsepower of the#11 FedEx Camry driven by Denny Hamlin) and the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
Did you know that unintentional injuries are the number one cause of death to children in the United States, and that, around the world, nearly one million children die of injuries each year, with countless others experiencing disabling injuries? Without question, it’s a cause that needs to be addressed with a sense of urgency.
It was my great pleasure last week to deliver awards luncheon remarks at the Safe Kids Child Injury Prevention Convention (PrevCon) in Washington, DC. I addressed the importance of having a sense of urgency about one’s work.
For 17 years, FedEx has been helping keep kids safe though our sponsorship of Safe Kids Worldwide and the Walk This Way program. This infographic highlights seven ways children are getting hit, paired with seven tips to prevent them from happening.
By D.J. Miller, vice president of marketing, customer service and retail, FedEx Express
It is no secret that FedEx team members participate in community service projects year-round. But every year, during FedEx Cares Week, it is truly inspiring to see so many team members from the global FedEx family come together to support their communities in meaningful projects around the world. The photos tell the story: a lot of purple tee shirts dotting the planet and proclaiming that FedEx cares….but it is the people in those tee shirts that prove it.
Every hour of every day, a teen pedestrian is killed or injured in the U.S.
Washington, D.C., October 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – New research released today from Safe Kids Worldwide revealed alarming news: 40 percent of teens have been hit or nearly hit by a car, bike or motorcycle while walking.
The report, “Teens on the Move” made possible with support from FedEx®, explores walking behaviors of 1,040 teens ages 13 to 19.
by Monica Cui, Executive Director of Safe Kids China
This is the first in a series of 10 guest blog posts from the Executive Directors of Safe Kids Worldwide affiliates that FedEx works with around the world in support of child pedestrian road safety initiatives. With tens of thousands of vehicles on the world’s roadways, FedEx is actively engaged in promoting road safety. This month we will hear from Monica Cui, Executive Director of Safe Kids China.
Back to School Alert: Child Pedestrian Injuries Highest in September
Safe Kids Worldwide 15-Year Trend Report Finds Young Walkers Safer Today; Teens Now Most Vulnerable Age
(3BL Media) Washington, DC – August 30, 2012 – School supplies are bought, backpacks are ready. Parents have planned how their kids will get to school. But one thing parents might not think to do is talk to their children about walking there safely, particularly their teenagers. Here’s why it’s important: teenagers are now the most at-risk youth for pedestrian injuries, according to a new study released today by Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx.