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WakeMed Highlights Family, Fun & Safety this Fall

September 23, 2014

This October is going to be a big month for WakeMed in the community!  We are excited to be hosting events that are geared toward family fun and safety, including Operation Pumpkin, the Families First Fun Fest and CPR Anytime for Infant & Pediatric Emergencies.

Dr. Duncan Phillips of WakeMed Physician Practices - Pediatric Surgery helps carve at Operation Pumpkin.

Operation Pumpkin
On Saturday, October 11, join us for a pumpkin carving event (free with museum admission) from 11 am to 2 pm at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh.  WakeMed pediatric surgeons will be on hand to help carve pumpkins with the kids!  And all participants will receive a free pumpkin.

WakeMed Families First Fun Fest at the SAS Championship Tournament
Also on October 11, SAS Championship tournament ticket holders can enjoy free, family-friendly activities at the WakeMed Families First Fun Fest. The fun includes rounds of the Operation game with WakeMed Cary Hospital’s Operative Services staff, arts & crafts, a visit from Twinkle, the WakeMed Children’s mascot, and more!  Join us from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.

CPR Anytime for Infant & Pediatric Emergencies
CPR Anytime for Infant & Pediatric Emergencies is FREE to the public, but registration is required.  From fevers to falls, rashes to earaches and everything in between, it’s no laughing matter when your child is injured or ill. Hear what the experts have to say about how to handle common pediatric emergencies. Plus, learn hands-on CPR for Infants using the American Heart Association’s CPR Anytime for Family & Friends training kit.

Thursday, October 23
6:30 to 8 pm
A.E. Finley YMCA – 9216 Baileywick Road, Raleigh
Register here.

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