Dare to be Aware on June 24

Dare to be Aware, a free injury prevention event hosted by Conway Regional Health System, has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 24. The event was rescheduled due to inclement weather in May.

The family-oriented event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon across from the Conway Regional Emergency Department and will include the Conway Fire Department smoke house, car seat checks and appearances by superheroes, including the social media’s Little Rock Batman.

What do a smoking house, car seat checks and superheroes have in common?

“The attractions haven’t changed. We want this to be a fun activity for families that improves awareness of some of the hazards that can send people, especially children, to the Emergency Department,” said Lauren Castleberry, RN, trauma coordinator for Conway Regional.

As a member of the Arkansas Trauma System, Conway Regional participates in a number of trauma awareness activities. Conway Regional Medical Center is a Level III Trauma Center as part of the Arkansas Trauma System.

The event on June 24 will bring together a number of safety-minded organizations and individuals including:

•    Conway Fire Department, smoke house and tours of a fire engine

•    Car seat checks by Conway Regional and staff from UAMS Safe from the Start Program

•    Conway Regional Emergency Services, trauma awareness

•    MEMS, ambulance tours

•    Conway Police Department, alcohol awareness simulations

•    Faulkner County Sherriff’s Office, injury prevention awareness

•    Appearances by superheroes who will take photos with the children.

There will also be prize giveaways for families. The event will be held in the parking area across from the Conway Regional Emergency Department, which is located at 2302 College Ave.