Drowning Impact Awareness Month 2023
Published on July 19, 2023
WHEREAS, Arizona’s future prosperity depends upon the long-term health, safety, and well-being of the nearly two million children and teens in our state; and
WHEREAS, drowning is a top cause of injury and death for children and teens in Arizona, affecting not only the victims, but also families, emergency personnel, and our society as a whole; and
WHEREAS, child drownings are nearly 100 percent preventable; and
WHEREAS, research-proven strategies can save lives, including constant and capable supervision, restricting access to water, use of life jackets, swimming lessons for adults and children at the appropriate age, and rapid emergency response, including CPR; and
WHEREAS, during the month of August, Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona, in collaboration with state and local governments, community organizations, and private citizens, will be engaging communities throughout Arizona in a coordinated and comprehensive response.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Joseph C. Winfield, Mayor of Oro Valley, do hereby proclaim August 2023 as
DROWNING IMPACT AWARENESS MONTH
and urge all communities and citizens of Arizona to participate in efforts to reduce drowning risk, strengthen families, and protect children and teens.
Dated this 19th day of July, 2023
PDF of Drowning Impact Awareness Month Proclamation(PDF, 462KB)