Sponsored by the OSF Saint Anthony Pediatrics, trauma/ Emergency Services and Lifeline departments, the Fourth Annual Childrens Health and Safety Safari will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, in the back of the Emergency Department parking lot at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.
As part of the Health & Safety Fair, a free child safety seat inspection will be also available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Activities at the booths include finger casting, fake stitches, demonstrations of look-alike poisons, face painting, constructing safari masks, seeing germs before and after hand-washing, and viewing Lifeline Emergency Helicopter and Ambulance.
The Winnebago County Sheriffs Department will present information on Stranger Danger, handling bullies and fingerprinting; and the Rockford Fire Department will also offer information and demonstrations.
. A highlight of the event is the appearance by Troo, the OSF Traumaroo, mascot for the program sponsored by the Trauma Department that emphasizes bicycle safety, home safety, car passenger safety, health safety and playground safety.
The OSF Health and Safety Safari will offer activities, booths and prizes for children as they learn about safetywhether theyre burrowed in their den, bicycling across the wildlife ranges of the Bike Path or facing the rigors of the schoolyard jungle.
For more information, call 815-227-2055.
From the Sept. 14-20, 2005, issue