WIFR: Hundreds Come Out to Learn and Explore at Mercyhealth’s Health and Safety Station

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) —– Dozens of kids and families came out to learn new tips and tricks to stay safe and healthy this summer.

Our 23 Storm Team’s own Mark Henderson and Ethan Rosuck joined MercyHealth officials at the Children’s Health and Safety event at the Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic Campus on Rockton Avenue. Workshops included how to design your own first aid kit, how to recognize bullying and tools for outdoor safety.

On top of the face painting and crafts, visitors had the chance to tour emergency vehicles, like the REACT helicopter, an ambulance and a fire truck.

“We have something here for every age group, from preschool all the way through middle school and high school and it’s important to get kids young so that they learn these healthy habits early. We’re offering all kinds of fun things for kids to do to learn about taking better care of themselves, eating well, exercising, we’re really excited to have everyone here today,” said Linn Carter.

As an added bonus, the first 200 kids who attended got a free, fitted bike helmet to take home.

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