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UCLA EatSAFE Campaign Project

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
74 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 08, at 11:59 PM PDT
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We've Reached 25% in Less Than Two Days!

April 10, 2014

Thank you to all of our supporters for getting us to 25% of our Fundraising goal in less than two days!

We've had some great response and interest so far, and we're excited to keep it up!

We were also lucky enough to be featured in the Choking Prevention Video created by 'Kids in the House'! (

Thanks again, and keep spreading the word!



Champion Supporters: Thank you Dr. and Mrs. Irwin and Carol Harris!

April 11, 2014


I am thrilled to publicly thank Dr. and Mrs. Irwin and Carol Harris, two beloved and long time supporters of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and our work Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat.

They recently made an extraordinary impact to the #EatSAFE project by generously donating $1000 to our campaign to prevent food choking accidents in children.  I am honored and touched by their gift, and will proudly list them in our EatSAFE brochure.

Dr. and Mrs. Harris, thank you for championing this project, and empowering us to get critical information to more than 2,000 more families.  Your gift gets us one step closer to stopping childhood choking accidents in the U.S.!



EatSAFE Featured on "Valentine in the Morning"

April 15, 2014

The UCLA EatSAFE Project was featured today on "Valentine in the Morning"

on 104.3 MyFM! Valentine, Kevin Manno, and I chatted about food choking risks, and they

are helping to spread the word about this important campaign!

#EatSAFE Will Help 10,000 Families! Our New Goal is 20,000!

April 21, 2014

Thanks to the extraordinary support of so many interested in preventing food choking accidents in children, we achieved our initial goal of $5000 in just 13 days!

Building off this amazing outreach and support, I would like to announce that we have the unique opportunity to stretch our goal to an additional $5000!

This would allow the #EatSAFE campaign to reach a total of 20,000 families throughout the United States. Our initial goal was to provide materials to families in the Los Angeles region. We can now reach families throughout California, as well as other states. 

I cannot thank all of you enough for such wonderful support of such an important cause.

We will continue to post updates in the coming weeks!

Thanks so much again!



#EatSAFE Update with Erin Torpey!

April 27, 2014


Thanks so much to Actor and Voice Artist Erin Torpey for sharing her son's story. At age 3 years, he had a frightening food choking event.

Her experience alerts parents and caregivers to better understand the real risks of unsafe foods for young children.

Thanks to your support, we've continued our project, even after reaching our funding goal.  If we can get to $10,000 in the coming days, we can provide life-saving information for up to 20,000 families nationwide!

Please share this update with friends, colleagues, and family!

Thanks so much!




Thanks for all of your support for the #EatSAFE Project!

May 08, 2014

Thanks so much for all of your support for the #EatSAFE Project!

Thanks to you, over 12,000 families will receive food choking prevention information!

We're so excited to share some of the pages from our upcoming brochure. Plesae click on the links to check them out!

We look forward to continuing to spread the word on food choking risks, and to saving lives!

All best,

Nina and the #EatSAFE Team

#EatSAFE Brochures!

May 13, 2014

Hello, #EatSAFE Supporters,

Thanks to all of the great response, we will be able to provide even more educational brochures to daycares, preschools, families, and childcare centers across the U.S.

If you have particular families, schools, or centers where you would like brochures sent, please contact me directly at with their addresses, and we'll get #EatSAFE brochures out to them as well!


Thanks again!


Nina and the #EatSAFE Team

Our way
of Thanking You


Prevention Team Member

You're an active member of our EatSAFE Campaign Team! Thank you for your support!

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Estimated Delivery: May 2014


Nuts about Safety

You'll help us get the word out to up to 100 families! I will mail you a copy of the EatSAFE brochure and publicly thank you on Twitter!

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014


Chewy Bubble Gum

You'll enable us to provide materials to up to 250 families! To show our appreciation, we'll send you a UCLA Health water bottle, a copy of the EatSAFE brochure and thank you from Twitter!

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014


Cashew Crush

Your gift provides information to up to 500 families! To thank you, we'll send you a limited edition UCLA Health sports towel and water bottle, the EatSAFE brochure and acknowledge you on Twitter!

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014


Hot Diggity Dog

Your gift provides materials to up to 750 families! To express our thanks, we'll send you a limited edition "UCLA #EatSAFE Campaign" t-shirt! I will also acknowledge you on Twitter!

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014


Carrot Stick Champion

Wow! Your gift provides materials to nearly 1,000 families! To show our thanks, you'll receive a limited edition SIGNED COPY of my book, "Take a Deep Breath: Clear the Air for the Health of your Child," as well as the exclusive "UCLA #EatSAFE Campaign" t-shirt and brochure.

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014


That's a Lot of Peanuts!

You're a hero of this campaign! To thank you for helping us get materials to nearly 2,000 families, we will prominently list you on the EatSAFE brochure as a "Campaign Champion." Also, you'll receive the exclusive t-shirt, a signed copy of my book and the brochure.

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014
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