KID’s Running Team
The KID Running Team has raised over $25,000 for KID’s life-saving programs.
This year the team is a Charity Hero Team for the October 23 Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon and Half-marathon. Our runners have set a goal of raising at least $200 per person to advocate for the development of safer child products and to bring greater awareness towards dangerous children’s products.
The Marathon course starts in downtown Naperville and winds through streets and forest preserves before returning to streets and neighborhood paths to finish back near the start. The Naperville Half Marathon will run much of the same course as the marathon. KID encourages everyone to participate in the races, but volunteers are also welcome! As a volunteer, you can help fundraise, find sponsors, prepare for the race, and assist runners during the race. Currently, KID is looking for 10 volunteers to help out during the marathon and half-marathon.
In order to register, use access code “Charity” and contact KID to get your access code. Thank you runners and volunteers for all you are doing to raise awareness about KID and child product safety.
KID Best Friend Award Night
Each year, KID commemorates our progress, honors the memory of Danny Keysar and other victims of unsafe children’s products and highlights the contributions of someone who has helped keep children safe — our Best Friend.
The 2016 KID Best Friend Award Night, will be held on May 18, 6-8:30pm. This year we honor Lisa M. Turano, Turano Baking Company and The Turano Foundation for her long-time support and philanthropic commitment to KID. More information here!
Prizes include a gourmet meal prepared by a professional chef in your own home, VIP passes to Windy City Lake Shake Festival, a special golf experience, Blackhawks goodies galore, and more!
PAST BEST FRIEND AWARDEES
2001 E. Marla Felcher
for her groundbreaking book, It’s No Accident: How Corporations Sell Dangerous Baby Products
2002 NBC Target 5 Consumer Unit for outstanding coverage of children’s product safety
2003 Commissioner Caroline Shoenberger, State Senator Carol Ronen and US Representative Jan Schakowsky for their dedication to changing public policy to protect children
2004 Rachel Weintraub and Mary Ellen Fise for their role as strong advocates for children’s product safety
2005 Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm for her support of the Children’s Product Safety Act and advocacy for children’s safety
2006 Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for her enforcement of Illinois’ Children’s Product Safety Act and her strong commitment to children’s safety
2007 Robert Tanz, MD and Elizabeth Powell, MD, MPH for their leadership in injury prevention research and policy
2008 US Senator Richard Durbin for his commitment to children and leadership on product safety
2009 US Representative Bobby Rush and US Senator Mark Pryor for their commitment to children and leadership on product safety
2010 Gary Smith, MD for his pioneering work in the field of childhood injury prevention
2011 Mitch Lipka for his commitment to reporting on children’s product safety
2012 Sonny Garg for his instrumental role in developing responses to unsafe children’s products and his strong leadership in KID
2013 Shawn Kasserman for his strong voice in support of children’s product safety
2014 Inez Tenenbaum for her leadership on children’s product safety
2015 Barbara Guthrie for her leadership on children’s safety at Underwriters Laboratories
2016 Lisa M. Turano for her voice in support of children’s product safety and philanthropic support for KID