A Day in the Park – A Remembrance of Jayce

A local family lost their son in a tragic accident earlier this summer. On July 3,18 month old Jayce Sherman Chattelle drowned in the family’s backyard pool.

Jayce’s family is trying to turn this tragic accident into something that will help others – they want to prevent another incident like this from ever happening to another family again. Drowning is sadly the leading cause of injury related death among children between the ages of 1-4. In Jayce’s memory,
 
 

 “A Day in the Park – A Remembrance of Jayce the Healer” will take place on September 14 in India Point Park from noon to 5pm. This fundraiser (which they hope to turn into an annual event) is to help create awareness of water safety and prevention of childhood drowning by providing:
-CPR instructions
-FREE door alarms
-FREE life jacket suits for babies and toddlers
-FREE swimming lessons to families with young children
-Pool safety tips
There will also be food, entertainment, face painting, Disney Characters, a bouncy house, photo booth, “Tony” the Dancing Cop and more.

Envious Swimming will have a booth set up at the event. The Envious Swimming program is home to over 700 active swimmers and Rhode Island’s only Make a Splash Partner. Envious offers swimming lessons for all ages – infants through adults. Everyone who attends A Day in the Park that is not currently enrolled with Envious will receive a free swim lesson. Envious will also match the amount of money raised that day for a scholarship.

Please help share and spread the word.

I hope to see you there September 14th.

 
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