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Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in children ages 1-4 and the 2nd leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for ages 1-14, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Swimming pools are the most common site for a drowning to occur among children between the ages of 1 and 4 in our region. In fact, Texas is ranked number one by the Consumer Product and Safety Commission for having the highest number of pool and spa drownings for children younger than 15.
Colin was a 4-year-old boy who drowned in an Austin-area public pool in 2008.
Xander was a 4-year-old boy who drowned in a local Neighborhood Association Pool just this past year.
Both Colin and Xander’s families are passionate about not wanting something like this to happen to any other family ... but they know how easily it can happen to anyone!
It isn’t a 5K or a fun run.
It is a volunteer opportunity for families, groups and individuals.
Cook Children’s, Keller Fire Department, Xander Vento’s family and friends and Pier 1 Imports.
Distribute water safety education packets door to door in various neighborhoods in Keller.
Come to orientation, be assigned a group and a map of the area to cover, grab your bags and put them on door knobs. Click here for volunteer information
Keller has a lot of homes with pools and we’re hoping that people will be reminded of how to make theirs safer this summer. In Austin where this started, the drowning rate has been reduced in the neighborhoods where they have held these walks.
Volunteer and become a champion for water safety! Contribute towards further drowning prevention outreach. Contact us at email email@example.com or leave a message at 682-885-4861.
Special thanks to Pier 1 Imports for their partnership in this community effort.
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