Mercyhealth to Host Children’s Health and Safety Event

ROCKFORD, Illinois–Mercyhealth invites the community to its free Health and Safety Station event for kids from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, July 21, in the back parking lot of the Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue campus at 2300 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford. Kids will learn important health information while enjoying free activities for all ages. At designated stops, kids will receive free school supplies, while supplies last. The first 200 kids get a free, fitted bike helmet.

While they’re having fun, kids will learn about healthy snack ideas, swimming and bike safety, cyber-bullying, asthma education and more. Car seat safety checks will also be available.

Guests can tour emergency vehicles, including Mercyhealth’s REACT helicopter and MD-1 emergency response vehicle, an ambulance and a firetruck with smoke trailer. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will also be open for tours.

Other fun activities include face painting; magic shows with Mr. Steve; train rides around the event from The Great Chicago Kiddie Express Train Company; and demonstrations by the Discovery Center and Burpee Museum of Natural History.

Also, learn more about Mercyhealth’s partnerships with Crusader Community Health and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

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