LexisNexis® Joins Safe Kids Georgia for Fifth Annual "Simpler Solutions, Safer Communities" Awards

CNN Anchor Christi Paul and WSB TV Anchor Lori Geary to Co-Host

ATLANTA (September 27, 2013) - Safe Kids Georgia, a statewide network led by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries, has announced that LexisNexis® Risk Solutions will be the presenting sponsor of the organization's fifth annual awards breakfast, "Simple Solutions, Safer Communities."  The ceremony will pay special tribute to leaders who have had a positive impact on Georgia communities as a result of their initiatives and leadership efforts. The awards banquet will be Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in the ballroom of the Twelve Hotel at Atlantic Station.

"We are thrilled to have LexisNexis come on board," said Beverly R. Losman, Director of Safe Kids Georgia. "This awards banquet is an annual tradition that celebrates the leaders among us who have had significant impact on the well-being of Georgia's children. As a leader in its own industry, LexisNexis stands as a benchmark for how dedication and the pursuit of excellence can inspire and lead others. We are delighted to have such a worthy sponsor."

“We are proud to be the presenting sponsor for Safe Kids Georgia,” said Don Welsko, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, LexisNexis.  “By working with Safe Kids Georgia, we are helping them fulfill their mission of protecting kids by providing programs to keep them safe and injury-free.”

The awards program, co-hosted by CNN anchor Christi Paul and WSB TV anchor Lori Geary, will include David Strickland, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Dr. Ileana Arias, Deputy Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Kate Carr, President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, award winners and remarks from a pediatric injury survivor.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta patient Emma Motter will attend the program, telling the story of an accidental ATV accident in 2011 where she suffered a severe arm injury that led to numerous surgeries and months of therapy. Emma is now able to enjoy many of the activities she did before the accident, and she now uses her experience to raise awareness for avoiding unintentional injuries.

The breakfast will welcome more than 300 of Atlanta's corporate, governmental and media dignitaries celebrating the essential work provided by law enforcement, hospitals and fire and emergency services. Music will be provided by the students of Franklin Pond Chamber Music.

For more information:
Chrissie Gallentine
Senior Public Relations Coordinator 

About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than 870,000 patient visits annually at three hospitals and 27 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support since 1915, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit www.choa.org for more information.

Safe Kids Georgia Safe Kids Georgia promotes changes in attitudes, behaviors, laws and the environment to prevent accidental injury to children, the leading cause of death and disability to children ages 1 to 14 years. In the United States, Safe Kids partnerships have contributed to a 45 percent reduction in the child fatality rate from accidental injury. Safe Kids Georgia is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Georgia was founded in 1986 and is proudly led by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013