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Superhero Kids Health and Safety Fair

Superhero Kids Health and Safety Fair

Last Saturday Rodgers Health hosted its first annual Superhero Kids Health and Safety Fair for the Kansas City community. A team of superheroes along with the Kansas City Police Department Mount Patrol, KCFD, Slugger, Healthy Hip Hop, Keep Them SAFE, Bike Walk KC and the Brain Injury Association of Kansas City were all on hand to teach kids and families about safety.

The Downtown Campus of Rodgers Health welcomed dozens of families and connected them to necessary resources covering gun safety, medication safety and carseat safety. The Brain Injury Association of Greater Kansas City provided free helmets along with helmet fittings for children in attendance while Revolve KC provided children’s bicycles to raffle off as well as bicycle training from BikeWalkKC.

“This event was meant to be more fun than your average health fair. Rather than focus on screenings or health checks, we wanted to create a fun day for children and families and provide an opportunity for everyone to really get to know Rodgers Health. We provide so many services that are often overlooked,” said Nikki Spencer, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at Rodgers Health.

While safety is always a serious matter, children were encouraged to dress as superheroes and even received masks and capes to wear around the fair. Batman, Ironman and Spiderman also found the time to fly in and visit with families.  “This was another element of fun we wanted to add”, says Nikki. “It’s one thing to hear rules over and over from your parents or teachers or even doctors but the kids are always excited to hear what Spiderman has to say”. Children were able to see inside a real KCFD fire truck, watch a vehicle roll simulation from the Missouri Highway Patrol and even learn anti-abduction tips from Keep Them Safe.

We want to thank all of the families who attended our Superhero Kids Health and Safety Fair. This year’s event is sponsored by Jackson County, the Brain Injury Association of America and Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center.

We look forward to hosting this event again for even more families.

To learn more about community events or to make an appointment at Rodgers Health call 816-307-0152 or request an appointment online

 

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