Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall plans to collaborate with Ray Ray's Pledge, KidsandCars.org, Safe Kids Worldwide, Jan Null, Child Care Aware of America, National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) and Pediatric Safety to show support for National Heat Awareness Day on Friday, May 23.
The group effort is aimed at utilizing social media conversation to increase public awareness of child hot care deaths, or vehicular heatstroke. The number one non-crash, non-traffic cause of death in children in child vehicular heatstroke, and Texas leads the nation in these types of fatalities. The majority of these accidents occur when there is a change in routine or stress-induced memory failure.
Hourly posts will be uploaded to the Texas Health Rockwall social media accounts from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. To get involved, participants can post from their personal social media accounts using the hashtags #heatstroke, #RayRaysPledge and LOOKbeforeyouLOCK. Hopefully, increased awareness of this often unrecognized cause of death in children will lead to a reduction in such preventable tragedies.
For more information on Ray Ray's Pledge and National Heat Awareness Day, visit www.RayRaysPledge.com.