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 2017 KID Best Friend Award Night was held on June 1, 2017 at Galleria Marchetti. KID honored four university programs that have contributed to our mission to keep children safe. The programs are:
- Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University
- School of Engineering at the University of Michigan
- Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology
- Social Enterprise Initiative at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
BFA Photo booth pictures can be found here. Check back soon for more pictures of our exciting event!
Each year, KID’s Young Professionals Board hosts #KickBackWithKID at Revolution Brewery. It features great food and some of Chicago’s favorite beers as well as games, raffle prizes, and a short program.
Our fundraisers play a crucial role in raising awareness about KID and child product safety. Contact us if you would like more information about KID.
PAST BEST FRIEND AWARDEES
2016 Lisa M. Turano for her voice in support of children’s product safety and philanthropic support for KID
2015 Barbara Guthrie for her leadership on children’s safety at Underwriters Laboratories
2014 Inez Tenenbaum for her leadership on children’s product safety
2013 Shawn Kasserman for his strong voice in support of 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
2011 Mitch Lipka for his commitment to reporting on children’s product safety
2010 Gary Smith, MD for his pioneering work in the field of childhood injury prevention
2009 US Representative Bobby Rush and US Senator Mark Pryor for their commitment to children and leadership on product safety
2008 US Senator Richard Durbin for his commitment to children and leadership on product safety
2007 Robert Tanz, MD and Elizabeth Powell, MD, MPH for their leadership in injury prevention research and policy
2006 Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for her enforcement of Illinois’ Children’s Product Safety Act and her strong commitment to children’s safety
2005 Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm for her support of the Children’s Product Safety Act and advocacy for children’s safety
2004 Rachel Weintraub and Mary Ellen Fise for their role as strong advocates for 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
2002 NBC Target 5 Consumer Unit for outstanding coverage of children’s product safety
2001 E. Marla Felcher for her groundbreaking book, It’s No Accident: How Corporations Sell Dangerous Baby Products