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SAFE KIDS GEORGIA 6th ANNUAL AWARDS BREAKFAST, 25 YEARS LED BY CHILDRENS HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA
Georgia Community and Business Leaders Honored

Safe Kids Georgia held their annual Awards Breakfast on October 10th, 2014 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Midtown. Co-hosting for the sixth year in a row, Lori Geary, WSB-TV, and Christi Paul, CNN welcomed boating injury survivor Jack Stapleton and his mother, Jackie Stapleton along with other special guests.

The ceremony commenced with a special award given by Donna Hyland, CEO of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to the First Lady of Georgia, Mrs. Sandra Deal for her Outstanding Leadership in the area of injury prevention. “The First Lady has made the safety of Georgia’s children one of her top priorities,” said Donna Hyland. “Her passion and commitment to Georgia’s children is evident in everything she does.” Other awards included; The Outstanding Business award, UPS, the Outstanding Lead Agency award, Memorial University Medical Center. A surprise award the Coalition Coordinator of the Year was given to Kim Martin of Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County.

This year’s event raised a record $60,000 with many new sponsors welcoming nearly 300 guests and LexisNexis serving once again, as the Presenting Sponsor.

Ash Hassib, Senior Vice President and General Manager of LexisNexis Auto and Home Insurance, and a current Safe Kids Georgia Board Member said;  “LexisNexis is proud to support Safe Kids Georgia and to honor these volunteers, businesses and partners for their efforts to prevent childhood injuries. This cause is near to LexisNexis through our work with organizations across public safety, government, health care and insurance to protect people and society”.

Safe Kids Georgia is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization is dedicated to leading a statewide network in order to prevent unintentional injury, the #1 cause of death to children fourteen years and younger. It brings together private and public, state and local organizations, and individual volunteers to keep our kids safe in cars, on wheels, in water and at home.

More about Jack Stapleton’s story can be found here: http://youtu.be/DQgcwbF7kPs.

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