Volunteers Needed for Water Safety Day
Phoenix, Ariz (March 10, 2012) -- A hero is a person who goes above and beyond, to save a life. While we think of soldiers and police officers as heroes, ordinary people can become a hero for a day at Water Safety Day.
Many people know that Arizona is second in the nation for child drownings, but few also know that our child drowning death rate in recent years has fallen to some of the lowest levels on record. Arizona is home to some of the most recognized and respected drowning prevention programs in the country. Intense collaboration and innovative programs are behind the decrease, and the Valley of the Sun’s “Official Kickoff to Swimming Season” is seeking “heroes” to help prevent child drownings.
Volunteers are important in the success of Valley Toyota Dealer’s 13th annual Water Safety Day, also presented by SRP Safety Connection. The event will be Tuesday, March 27, 2012, from 9 am to 1:30 pm at Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Avenue, Mesa. At the event, nearly 1,100 first graders will learn critical drowning prevention lessons.
Water Watchers at Phoenix Children’s Hospital coordinates the effort, with hosts Mesa Fire Department and Mesa Community College providing significant support and assistance. Volunteer opportunities are available for the following:
- Swimming pool assembly - Saturday, March 24th at 10 am, at Mesa Community College
- Event set-up - Monday, March 26th at 2 pm, at Mesa Community College
- Water Safety Day - Tuesday, March 27th, from 7 am to 1 pm , at Mesa Community College
For more information, contact Dusty Whitney at 602-933-0268, email email@example.com or go to www.phoenixchildrens.com.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to children from throughout the state and region. Phoenix Children’s is in the midst of a major expansion to meet the needs of the Southwest’s rapid population growth. The signature element of the expansion is a new 11-story, 750,000-square-foot tower which will enable the hospital to grow from 426 licensed beds today to a total of 626 licensed beds once the project is complete. The hospital’s expansion also includes an aggressive physician recruitment effort and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley.