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Contact: Alexandra Picavet , 415-786-8021
Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the Presidio to Participate in National Missing Children's Day with a Child Safety Event
SAN FRANCISCO-- On Saturday, May 17, 2014, children with their parent or legal guardian are encouraged to come to Sports Basement in the Presidio from 10:00- 5:00 to participate in a free event intended to help keep children safe. As part of the National Child Safety Campaign, parents and guardians will learn ways for their children to stay safe and to be prepared with a Child ID card, which can be made during the event free of charge.
The Child ID card has the child's photo, fingerprints and physical description. There is also room on the card for additional information like medical and DNA details. This card will aid the guardian in an event if the child goes missing, with enough information to provide to the local police department in an emergency.
None of the information is kept by the participating agencies. Everything that is gathered during the event is given to the parent or guardian to take home for safekeeping.
This event is a joint effort with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association- San Francisco Chapter 26, US Park Police, National Park Service, Presidio Trust and Sports Basement.
National Missing Children's Day has been commemorated in the United States in May, since 1983, when it was first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan.