Media Advisory: Love Me Never Shake Me Bibs to be Distributed Across the State of Ohio

September 22, 2008

M E D I A    A D V I S O R Y

WHAT: 
Love Me Never Shake Me Bibs to be Distributed Across the State of Ohio
Kiwanis Club of Columbus and Prevent Child Abuse Ohio of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Team Up to Spread Awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome

WHEN:  
Monday, September 22, 2008
Noon

WHERE:  
The Athletic Club of Columbus
136 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 
Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), one of the most violent forms of child abuse, accounts for the majority of severe brain injuries in children under one year of age. To address this issue, the Kiwanis Club of Columbus and Prevent Child Abuse Ohio (PCAO) of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Childrens Hospital teamed up to develop and create a bib which reads, Love Me Never Shake Me, that will be sent home with parents of newborns as they leave their birthing hospital.

In attendance at the event will be Jon Fishpaw, father of Claire Fishpaw, the 9-year-old of which Senate Bill 144 related to SBS is named after.

Thanks to the financial contributions of Kiwanis Club members across the state of Ohio, more than 17,000 bibs along with printed material providing tips on how to console an inconsolable child will be distributed to birthing hospitals in 18 counties including Athens, Clermont, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Darke, Fayette, Franklin, Hamilton, Licking, Logan, Marion, Medina, Morrow, Stark, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Washington and Wood.

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CONTACTS AT EVENT:
Pat Lyons
Prevent Child Abuse Ohio
(614) 560-3619

Kathleen Roberts     
Kiwanis Club of Columbus    
(614) 530-1950     

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.