Lions continue their commitment to the 'No Child Without' program
News - November 30, 2011 Edition
Morrisburg & District Lion, Brian Erratt (l) and Zone 41 Chair, Lion John Edgerton (background) and Lion Keith Robinson were photographed during the 2011 Dart Tournament that raised funds for the NCW program in local elementary schools. Parents with children at Morrisburg Public and St. Mary/St. Cecilia Schools, who would benefit from a MedicAlert bracelet or necklet are encouraged to pick up forms available at the two schools.
Students attending Morrisburg Public and St Mary’s/St Cecilia’s schools continue to have access to the No Child Without (NCW) program thanks to the sponsorship of the Morrisburg & District Lions Club in partnership with the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation.
The goal of No Child Without is to provide elementary students with MedicAlert bracelets or necklets, custom-engraved with the child’s medical information, member ID and the MedicAlert 24-hour Emergency Hotline number, free of charge.
The initiative focuses on children who suffer from childhood diabetes, asthma and allergies (like peanut allergies). It also protects children with other pre-existing medical conditions.
By calling the Hotline, school staff or health care providers have immediate access to vital information from the child’s electronic health record, including existing medical conditions.
This service is available to all children in our community, ages four – 14 with pre-existing medical conditions or allergies to ensure first responders have access to the student’s vital health information during a medical emergency.
The emergency numbers found on the back of the MedicAlert bracelets provide the elementary schools in Morrisburg with important information to assist a student in an emergency situation.
In addition, parents are immediately notified by MedicAlert when the Emergency Hotline receives a call about their child.
Parents of children who wear MedicAlert bracelets or necklets have peace of mind knowing they will be advised in the event their child has a medical emergency and furthermore the comfort that proper care was quickly provided.
Dart tournaments hosted by the Morrisburg & District Lions Clubs during February over the past three years have raised the funds for this initiative.
These tournaments have been organized and chaired by Lion Brian Erratt who joined the Morrisburg & District Lions Club over four years ago.
In addition to be instrumental in making the NCW program happen Lion Brian, together with Lion Keith Robinson, implemented the popular Docksyde Classic Car Cruise In on Monday evenings throughout the summer.
For more information about the NCW program, parents are encouraged to complete the forms provided by the school their child attends or to contact the appropriate school in Morrisburg.
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