Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Encourages Family Participation during Burn Awareness Week, February 3 – 9….

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Encourages Family Participation during  Burn Awareness Week, February 3-9

Recognizing Burn Awareness Week, February 3 -9, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open encourages Las Vegas families to participate in Shriners Hospitals for Children’s year-long efforts to prevent burn injuries through education.

This year’s focus is on teaching children to “Be Burn Aware,” especially at home. The effort will include materials for children, as well as both general awareness and scald prevention information for parents and other concerned adults. Scald injuries are one of the most prevalent, and preventable, types of burn injuries occurring in homes. Information and materials pertaining to the effort can be found on the health care system’s website dedicated to burn awareness and prevention, www.burnawareness.org.

Homes are the sites of thousands of burn injuries to children every year, including scalds and fire-related injuries. Many of these incidents could have been easily prevented by following and implementing some basic safety tips.

The campaign again uses two popular and child-friendly characters to showcase and share our messages: Boots and Brewster – a caped, cuddly bear and a googly-eyed teapot. In the materials, the pair leads children through the various rooms of a house, pointing out dangers, and how to easily correct or avoid them.

“Shriners Hospitals for Children is committed to improving the lives of children,” said Richard Kagan, M.D., chief of staff, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati and member of the physician executive team. “Many burn injuries that occur in the home are easily preventable; we hope that our ongoing awareness and prevention campaigns will reduce the incidence of these injuries.

For more information on burn awareness and Shriners Hospitals for Children “Be Burn Aware” campaign, visit http://www.burnawareness.org/.

 

About the 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:

The 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open brings the FedExCup to Las Vegas as the PGA TOUR returns to the Las Vegas valley for the 31st consecutive year. Many of the top golfers in the world will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children®, from October 14 – 20.

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About Shriners Hospitals for Children®: Shriners Hospitals for Children® is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on the generosity of donors.  All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

About PGA TOUR:

The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Canada.

The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to approximately 715 million households in 225 countries and territories in 29 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2011, tournaments on the three Tours generated more than $121 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.7 billion.

The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL