The Lake Chelan Health & Wellness Foundation is proud to be a sponsor of 2017 National Water Safety Month Campaign
In Partnership with Local Agencies & Businesses
From 2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States — about ten deaths per day. An additional 332 people died each year from drowning in boating-related incidents. About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries. More than 50% of drowning victims treated in emergency departments (EDs) require hospitalization or transfer for further care (compared with a hospitalization rate of about 6% for all unintentional injuries). These nonfatal drowning injuries can cause severe brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities such as memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning (e.g., permanent vegetative state). – statistics from the CDC.
Icicle Broadcasting recognizes the need to continue the message of education around our water sports and recreation as we enter into another summer season. We are bringing this information to the public in partnership with our many public and private agencies to help reduce or eliminate water related accidents this year.
About the Foundation:
For more than 35 years, the Lake Chelan Health & Wellness Foundation (formerly the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Foundation) has been committed to helping make the Lake Chelan Valley area a healthier place to be for everyone by encouraging and managing financial gifts, promoting healthcare services for our hospital, and wellness initiatives for the Valley.
Our Mission is to promote healthcare services and wellness initiatives for the Lake Chelan Valley.