June 3, 2008

Girls Inc. Take On Babysitting!


Tammie Limoges
tlimoges@girlsincdenver.org
(303) 893-4363 x 102
Denver, CO - Comcast and the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter are partnering to bring the popular Red Cross Babysitter Training course to the deserving Denver non-profit educational organization, Girls Inc.

What: Red Cross Babysitter Training
Where: Girls Inc., 1499 Julian Street, Denver, CO 80204
When: Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 9 am- 4 pm

Come join the fun as the girls, ages 11 to 15, practice the skills they need to be responsible babysitters. Sponsored by Comcast, the training will take the girls through training to prepare them to care for children from infancy on up. From diapering to feeding to first aid, the girls will learn from a certified Red Cross trainer and work hands-on with baby mannequins to master the babysitting skills. The best time to come to catch the girls in action learning hands-on skills is in the afternoon between 2 and 3:30 pm.

"Comcast is bringing together two outstanding community partners to provide an invaluable training for the girls at Girls, Inc. The girls participating in the Red Cross babysitting class will be better prepared to save lives if they are ever faced with that unfortunate circumstance," says Cindy Parsons, Vice President of Public Relations for Comcast Colorado.

We invite you to come watch, shoot video, take some photographs and talk to the girls about what they are learning and how they plan to put their new skills to use this summer and beyond!

Girls Inc. of metro Denver offers a variety of educational programs for girls ages 6 to 18 from diverse backgrounds. Their goal is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Check out their web site for more information www.girlsincdenver.org.

About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 24.7 million cable customers, 14.1 million high-speed Internet customers, and 5.2 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten regional Comcast SportsNets and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.

To learn more about Red Cross programs, to sign up for classes, to volunteer or to make a donation please call (303) 722-7474 or visit our web site at www.denver-redcross.org.

The American Red Cross Mile High Chapter helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Last year, more than 3000 volunteers helped victims of nearly 300 disasters; taught lifesaving skills to tens of thousands; and provided support to U.S. service members and their families in Colorado. The Mile High Chapter is affiliated with the American Red Cross and is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Locally seventy-nine cents of every dollar is spent on humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time and money to do its work.
The mission of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.SM GIMD delivers gender-specific programs to over 2,200 girls each year from across the Denver metro area. These programs equip girls ages 6 to 18 to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. The organization is an affiliate of the national nonprofit Girls Incorporated, whose research-based programs and expertise on girls’ issues date back to 1864. For more information, go to www.girlsincdenver.org.
The vision of Girls Incorporated is empowered girls and an equitable society. We believe that girls have the right to be themselves and to resist gender-stereotypes, to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm, to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success, to accept and appreciate their bodies, to have confidence in themselves, to be safe in the world and to be prepared for interesting work and economic independence.

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