December 2003 AAOS Report

Volunteers needed to build safe, accessible playground

Do you plan to volunteer for the 2004 "Safe, Accessible Playground" project in San Francisco the Tuesday before the Annual Meeting begins? You will be richer for the experience.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 486,971 injuries occurred to children on our nation's playgrounds in 2002. As part of orthopaedic surgeons' commitment to injury prevention and safety, the Academy has continued to lead by example by building a playground that adheres to the highest safety standards, and is accessible to all children. Volunteer orthopaedic surgeons and their families, orthopaedic partners and organizations, media and community representatives will join together and transform a barren site into a colorful and safe playground. The Alvarado Elementary School, serving public school children in grades K-5 and located a few miles from the Moscone Convention Center, has been chosen as the 2004 site.
The success of this event depends on your time and effort; for as many hours as you can, please join your colleagues for a fun day of food, music and playground building.

Transportation to and from the site is provided every hour. Visit the AAOS Web site to sign up.

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