KID Best Friend Award Night
Each year, KID commemorates our progress, honors the memory of Danny Keysar and other victims of unsafe children’s products and highlights the contributions of someone who has helped keep children safe — our Best Friend. The 2013 event honored Shawn Kasserman and featured small plates from great Chicago chefs. Learn more: 2013 Best Friend Night
Jasmine’s 30th Birthday Bash Jazz Concert
KID supporter Jasmine Kwong is celebrating her 30th birthday with a fundraiser for KID! Join her to celebrate with live jazz, cupcakes, and merriment. Funds raised will go towards helping KID keep children safe. Join Jasmine and other KID supporters for what promises to be a music-filled evening of great Jazz on January 14, 2014 at the Jazz Showcase (Chicago).
Buy your concert and raffle tickets to this exciting event on the ticket site today. If you prefer to pay by check, just download this form and mail it, with the check, to KID. All are welcome. To learn more about the musicians and venue, view the Facebook page here.
Join KID’s Running Team
KID had 26 runners in this year’s Edward Hosptial Naperville Matathon & Half Marathon. Together they raised $16,000 for KID’s lifesaving programs.
Contact KID now to become part of our team. We’ll be back at the Marathon and looking for other races this year.
Project Safe Child Walk-a-thon
The parents of Tyler and Bobby hold this event every year to honor the memory of their sons and support KID’s work to keep children safe. To see photos from the 2013 event click here. Learn more: Project Safe Child Walk-a-thon
PAST BEST FRIEND AWARDEES
2001 E. Marla Felcher
for her groundbreaking book, It’s No Accident: How Corporations Sell Dangerous Baby Products
2002 NBC Target 5 Consumer Unit for outstanding coverage of children’s product safety
2003 Commissioner Caroline Shoenberger, State Senator Carol Ronen and US Representative Jan Schakowsky for their dedication to changing public policy to protect children
2004 Rachel Weintraub and Mary Ellen Fise for their role as strong advocates for children’s product safety
2005 Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm for her support of the Children’s Product Safety Act and advocacy for children’s safety
2006 Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for her enforcement of Illinois’ Children’s Product Safety Act and her strong commitment to children’s safety
2007 Robert Tanz, MD and Elizabeth Powell, MD, MPH for their leadership in injury prevention research and policy
2008 US Senator Richard Durbin for his commitment to children and leadership on product safety
2009 US Representative Bobby Rush and US Senator Mark Pryor for their commitment to children and leadership on product safety
2010 Gary Smith, MD for his pioneering work in the field of childhood injury prevention
2011 Mitch Lipka for his commitment to reporting on children’s product safety
2012 Sonny Garg for his instrumental role in developing responses to unsafe children’s products and his strong leadership in KID
2013 Shawn Kasserman for his strong voice in support of children’s product safety