The Miracle Mile of Quarters and 'fun run' is a one-day event with a creative and interactive way Kiwanis Division 5 can display funds raised for the Valley Children's Hospital Pediatric Trauma Center's Injury Prevention Program.
One key area for the Injury Prevention Program is Child Passenger Safety (CPS). In a 2017 national survey, it was reported that nearly 48 percent of child deaths for age group 1 to 4 were the result of injury. Many of those were automobile accidents where no child safety seat was used or the child safety seats were improperly installed.
To combat these child injuries, the program holds community educational events, provides Legislative advocacy, professional teaching and safety device distribution (car safety seats). In 2018 alone, the Injury Prevention Program held 16 community checkup events distributing 389 car seats and checked an additional 621 car seats for defects and proper installation. A large part of this program is funded by Kiwanis.
With the help of our sponsors such as the Educational Employees Credit Union, Kiwanis Division 5 has raised over $200,000 to support Valley Children’s Hospital and their injury prevention efforts.