Shea Speidel, a senior at Sequoyah High School, presented a check for $309 to Safe Kids Cherokee County today at the administrative office of Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, located on Chattin Drive.
Speidel made a decision last year that her Senior Project would be a 5K run to help educate people about fire safety. The run was held on November 20th at Etowah River Park, off Brown Industrial Parkway. “When I was younger, I remember the Fire Safety House coming to my elementary school to demonstrate issues on fire safety,” stated Speidel. “It really impressed me, so I wanted to help with the fire safety program,” she added.
Proceeds from the run were presented by check this afternoon to Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather. Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services is the Lead Agency for Safe Kids Cherokee County. Safe Kids is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost 1 million children die of injuries each year.
Chad Arp, Deputy Fire Marshal and Lead Advisor for Safe Kids Cherokee County, also thanked Shea for donating the money to the organization to help in the prevention of unintentional childhood injuries.