WASHINGTON (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
The C.L.A.Y. Foundation is one of the founding members of the “Families United Against Drowning” coalition. The announcement will be made at the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) conference in Orlando, March 19-21, where the group will participate in a general session for all attendees.
The coalition is comprised of various foundations, each with a commitment to protect children in and around water. Each group works to both educate the public about the dangers of pools, spas and open bodies of water and each helps makes sure these water/recreational facilities are built, maintained and operated in the safest manner.
“Our hope is that by coordinating our resources and our efforts we can bring even more awareness to drowning prevention for families around the country,” says Laura Metro, founder of The C.L.A.Y. Foundation. “We have all been touched by drowning and have a tremendous amount of passion and knowledge to share.”
The C.L.A.Y Foundation is among other groups to join the coalition including Abbeys Hope, Because of B.R.A.Y.D.E.N., Colin's Hope, Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation, JACD Foundation, Drowning Prevention Foundation, Stew Leonard Children's Charities & the CEF Foundation, among others.
Drowning is the leading cause of death in children under four years old.
About CLAY Foundation:
After her son nearly drowned in the pool, Laura Metro decided to start a foundation to prevent childhood drowning. The C.L.A.Y. Foundation is a non-profit organization that advocates for swim instruction, CPR training, AED availability and a year-round warm water swim facility. Their mission is to empower people to save lives through prevention then emergency first response. The CLAY Foundation is also passionate about brining basic CPR awareness through "CPR Parties" – a free, one-hour CPR course that takes place in the host’s home. For more information visit http://www.theclayfoundation.org/.