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.

KID’s 2015 Best Friend Award Night was May 20, 2015, 6-8:30PM. KID honored Barbara Guthrie, VP and Chief Public Safety Officer, Underwriters Laboratories.  Barbara is being recognized for her leadership in injury prevention.

The evening featured small plates from great Chicago chefs, a live and silent auction and raffle.  More information here!

KID’s Running Team

KID Running Team has raised over $25,000 for KID’s life-saving programs.  Contact KID to join and start supporting KID.


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

2014 Inez Tenenbaum for her leadership on children’s product safety