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New TECHS Car Seat Safety Coalition Announced

State Farm Presents $10,000 Grant in Support



Announcement of new collaboration - TECHS, Team Educators for CHild Safety. The group’s mission is to reduce childhood morbidity and mortality related to motor vehicle crashes. State Farm Insurance will present TECHS with a check for $10,000 in support of their efforts and dedication to providing car seat safety checkpoints to the public at no charge.


Press conference at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to announce the new TECHS group, demonstration of proper car seat safety and check presentation. The group is designed to increase the knowledge base of parents and caregivers regarding proper installation of child safety seats, to educate the public concerning the use of booster seats and to encourage adult safety belt use.

Expected to speak at the event is:

Henri Ford, MD
Chief, Pediatric Surgery and Director, Benedum Pediatric Trauma Center
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Kathy Strotmeyer, MEd
PA American Academy of Pediatrics

Jennifer Johnsen
State Farm Insurance
Check presentation


Tuesday, April 16, 2002
1 p.m.


Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
3705 Fifth Ave.
2nd Floor Press Conference Room, Main Tower

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