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Staff from the Santa Rosa Community Hospital happily received 10 Child Safety Car Seats donated by Ford Philippines.
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 Ford Philippines Donates Child Safety Car Seats

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MANILA, Philippines — To conclude its “May Month of Safety” campaign, Ford Philippines donated 25 child safety seats to various hospitals and community centers, highlighting the importance of child safety while on the road.

The Santa Rosa Hospital and Medical Center, Santa Rosa Community Hospital, Biñan Community Hospital, Cabuyao Community Hospital, San Pedro Municipal Hospital, Ospital ng Muntinlupa and National Children’s Hospital all received car seats for their use as part of their medical, relief and emergency efforts.
 As part of our corporate social responsibility efforts, as part of our May Month of Safety initiatives, we found that donating child safety seats will be most useful for the various healthcare operations in Metro Manila and Laguna,” said Josie Gonzalez, Government Affairs Manager.
Child safety in cars is not new. Child car seats were invented in 1921, following the introduction of Ford's Model T; however, they were very different from today's car seat. The earliest versions were essentially sacks with drawstrings attached to the back seat.
As the automobile advanced, so did the child safety seat. Today's more sophisticated seats require proper installation to be effective in protecting children in accidents. When correctly installed and used, child restraints reduce deaths among infants by 70 percent and deaths among small children by up to 80 percent.
It is essential that the child restraint is appropriate to the child's age and weight. For instance, a child under 1 year of age or under 20 pounds should be in a rear-facing seat in the back seat. Thirty percent of infants are incorrectly turned forward in their seats, causing inadequate head and neck support.
Also, children up to 8 years of age should be in some type of restraint. Buckle-positioning booster seats allow children to be restrained properly, preventing injuries to the abdomen in the case of a crash. A buckle-positioning booster raises the child so the safety belts fit properly.
 Alongside our high quality Ford vehicles, we are equally committed to the safety of all passengers - from infants to adults. With class-leading safety features and innovations in all our Ford vehicles, we are going further to ensure the safety of the entire family,” said Anika Salceda-Wycoco, Communications Manager, Ford Philippines.
 
 
Our Child Safety Seats packaged with ribbons, ready for donating.
L - R:  Dr. Epifania Simbul, Medical Center Chief, National Children's Hospital; Josie Gonzalez, AVP Government Affairs, Ford Philippines and Rose Catap, Social Worker
 
L-R Joef Dela Rosa, Chief Nurse and Dr . Fently Oreta, founder/head, business office of Sta. Rosa Hospital & Medical Center with Driff Valenzuela, Chief Nurse at Ford Philippines.

  

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6/11/2013 6:50 AM