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.
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.