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Adventure Landing Hosting a “Be Water Aware” Water Safety Day

Adventure Landing Hosting a “Be Water Aware” Water Safety Day

Adventure Landing’s Shipwreck Island Waterpark is on a mission to make Northeast Florida “water-aware.”  May has been designated National Water Safety Month by the World Waterpark Association, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and the National Recreation & Parks Association.  As a WWA member, Adventure Landing is taking action to educate the public on how to prevent drownings, recreational water-related injuries and sun damage by offering educational information to the media during National Water Safety Month.

Adventure Landing Hosting a “Be Water Aware” Water Safety Day

Adventure Landing Hosting a “Be Water Aware” Water Safety Day

Adventure Landing’s Shipwreck Island Waterpark is on a mission to make Northeast Florida “water-aware.”  May has been designated National Water Safety Month by the World Waterpark Association, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and the National Recreation & Parks Association.  As a WWA member, Adventure Landing is taking action to educate the public on how to prevent drownings, recreational water-related injuries and sun damage by offering educational information to the media during National Water Safety Month.

Mother’s Day Comes Early at Adoption Ceremony for 16 Local Foster Children

The Honorable David Gooding will preside over the adoptions of 16 foster children (ages 8 months through 17 years) by 12 adoptive families in the special Mother’s Day adoption ceremony today, May 5. Two sibling groups will be adopted; a group of four siblings and a group of two.

Children's Commission Summer Camp

Kicking off the summer season, the Jacksonville Children’s Commission has launched its 2011 Summer Camp program.  Funded in-part by The Jacksonville Journey anti-crime initiative, this year’s program will serve a total of 5,705 children in full-day, low-cost summer camps.

“The summer months pose both great risks and opportunities for our community’s children,” said Mayor John Peyton.  “Children who are engaged in high-quality, fun, educational activities like camps during the summer months can avoid risky activities and build a stronger foundation for their futures.  In turn, this means a safer community all the way around.”

Free Asthma Summit Wednesday

The Issue:

  • Jacksonville’s emergency room visits and death rate from asthma are significantly higher than the state and national average. 
  • Duval County has had the most number of pediatric asthma deaths in the past three years for all Florida counties.
  • Asthma is the leading cause of hospitalization for children in Duval County and the number one reason kids miss school, resulting in missed work for parents and mounting financial burdens.

Protect Pets From Heat Stress and Stroke

Like humans, pets are susceptible to overheating. Older dogs, flat-faced dogs, overweight dogs and puppies have the highest risk of heat stroke or heat stress, but owners should make sure that all pets have plenty of cool water and a source of continuous shade when outdoors as temperatures rise across Jacksonville.

Youth Win Immunization PSA Contest

Each year in the United States, we lose 1,070 people to meningitis and 4,590 people to cervical cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). In an effort to spread the word about these vaccine-preventable diseases and raise awareness among teens, Brunet-García Advertising sponsored the Florida Bureau of Immunization’s You Call the Shots public service announcement (PSA) contest; inviting youth ages 11 to 18 to produce and enter a 30-second  PSA highlighting the importance of HPV and meningitis vaccinations.