OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center hosted their 14th annual "Children's Health and Safety Safari," Saturday, September 19.
It was held from 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. on the hospital grounds at 5666 East State Street in Rockford. The event was free and open to the public allowing hundreds of families to join in on the activities provided.
"We were excited to be able to continue to host this educational and family-friendly event each year," said Jeanie Sullivan, Child Life Specialist at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. "It's so important to teach children to make healthy and safe choices at a young age. We invited families to come out because not only is this an educational event, but it's also lots of fun for the kids."
The Safety Safari provided more than 40 educational activities for kids and adults. Each year the event organizers try to focus on a different theme. This year they focused on injury prevention.
Other features of this event included the OSF Life Flight Helicopter and Lifeline Ambulance, Rockford Police and Fire Department vehicles and free glucose and cholesterol screenings for adults.