Kids Health & Safety Day Set for June 8 in Monmouth

4/30/2019 - Monmouth, Illinois

OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center, Warren County YMCA and American Cancer Society Relay For Life have teamed up for the annual Kids Health & Safety Day. The Kids Health & Safety Day, is a FREE family-friendly, fun community day, held during Relay For Life from 3-5 p.m., Saturday, June 8 at Sunny Lane Field in Monmouth.

All community members are welcome. Participants will enjoy health and safety education from area organizations.

Activities include:

  • Touch A Truck – including EMS, fire, police vehicles, the OSF Life Flight helicopter, the Region 2 EMS Mobile Emergency Department Trailer and more.
  • Giveaways including FREE bicycle helmets, sunscreen and many more while supplies last.
  • Fun Activities including obstacle course, bounce house, fitness activities and more.

The following organizations will be participating in the event: OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center, OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois, OSF Life Flight, Warren County YMCA, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, Warren County Health Department, Monmouth Fire Department, Monmouth Police Department, Galesburg Hospitals’ Ambulance Service, Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners, Knox County Child Advocacy Center & Paladin Children’s Center, CASA of West Central Illinois, Warren County Sheriff, Hy-Vee, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Regional Office of Education 33, Warren County Public Library, Young’s Lake, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Illinois Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom, Jamieson Community Center, Wayne Pierce, and more!

“We are excited to consolidate Kids Health & Safety Day and Warren County YMCA Healthy Kids Day activities and the Relay For Life into a single, must-attend community event,” said OSF HealthCare Holy Family President Patty Luker. “Working with the YMCA and American Cancer Society, we are able really focus on engaging community partners so we can reach more people in a single day and continue building a healthy and safe community!”


WHAT:     Kids Health & Safety Day

WHEN:     Saturday, June 8 from 3 -- 5 p.m. 

WHERE:   Sunny Lane Field, Monmouth (during Relay For Life)

For more information contact Amber Wood at 309-734-1605; Candy Conard at (309) 734-3183; or Sara Vancil at (309) 457-6224.


About OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center

OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center is a 23-bed acute/intermediate care, critical access hospital located in the rural farming community of Monmouth, IL. OSF Holy Family provides a broad range of acute care and outpatient services including a variety of specialist, emergency, rehabilitation, and diagnostic imaging services. The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) also recently recognized the hospital for excellence in quality of care outcomes; Leapfrog Group named OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center a Top Rural Hospitals. For more information about OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center, visit

About American Cancer Society Relay For Life

Relay For Life is a team fundraising event dedicated to helping the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle. On event day, team members take turns walking a track or path – to symbolize our team effort – while entertainment and activities keep things lively. Special ceremonies, like the Luminaria Ceremony, honor those who’ve faced the disease and provide hope for a world without cancer.  Our Survivor Celebration allows us to celebrate our Survivors from their first day of diagnosis throughout their journey. Through Relay For Life communities team up to make a difference.

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives and leading the fight for a world without cancer.  From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment while raising awareness, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle.   

About Warren County YMCA

The Warren County YMCA has a mission and a vision to reach out to community, families and children to offer programs, membership and opportunities that develop their whole person in spirit, mind, and body . At the Y we believe that all have potential and should discover who they are, express themselves, and be nurtured in all of their possibility. We believe that everyone has the desire to be well and that well-being is best cultivated by providing supportive relationships and environments. For more information about the Warren County YMCA visit



Amber Wood
Community Relations Coordinator
(309) 734-1605