Campaigns We Support
• Purple Ribbon Month
Purple Ribbon Month is recognized in August every year to remind people that it is NEVER safe to leave a child unattended in a car. Kaitlyn Russell was an infant who was left in the car by her babysitter, which unfortunately, led to her death at just 6 months of age. After this incident, legislators worked hard to get “Kaitlyn’s Law” passed, and they were successful. It is now illegal to leave a child under the age of 6 unattended in a car, unless someone 12 years of age or older is present.
Injury Prevention Services fully supports Purple Ribbon Month and we distribute supplies to local county agencies that also take a special interest. It is important to remind people of this preventable act, and make sure our children are well taken care of. Website