2nd Annual Family Safety Day “Hanging with Heroes”

Family Safety Day

What is this event about and what is the purpose of this event?

Our first Family Safety Day event was held in 2018, when a close friend of then San Diego Moms owner, Jenna’s dear friend had an experience that is every family’s worst nightmare. She wrote a guest post about her struggles and almost losing her daughter. It was simple – her daughter could have died had she not known how to properly give her infant CPR. She was CPR certified, but it could have been a different story if she didn’t take the initiative to sign up for that class. Jenna, the wife of a fire fighter didn’t take this lightly and took it upon herself to educate San Diego families about ALL things family safety related. And with that Family Safety Day came to fruition. 

How many mamas are there out there that don’t know how to perform CPR or at least know the very basics of life saving skills? 

So needless to say, we are incredibly excited to host our first event in over a year and a half! At this year’s Family Safety Event, we will be hanging out with the real-life heroes that protect and keep us safe every single day.  Also, there is a pretty amazing surprise appearance by your favorite big-screen superheroes!

The goal of the Family Safety Event is simple: saturate local San Diego families with critical safety information covering everything from CPR to Cyber Safety, all while having fun. We want this event to be a one-stop-shop for information and resources.

A special thanks to our presenting sponsor Children’s Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG). Find the best primary pediatric healthcare close to home with the region’s only health network focused solely on children, their health and well-being!

Where is this event going to be held?

Our friends and host sponsors, Green Flash brewery, are graciously allowing us use their space – so that after the event, enjoy a beer and their food trucks!

Location Address: 6550 MIRA MESA BLVD., SAN DIEGO, CA 92121

When is this event?

This event will be on Saturday, September 25th from 10am-1pm. Throughout the day, we will have various activities scheduled to keep you entertained and educated! 

Who is going to be there?

See below for a list of partners, entertainment and community vendors that are participating. We are so excited to continue to add sponsors and community resources that will be there for you to interact with!

We are constantly adding more, so be sure to check out our Facebook Event page for up to the minute details!

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General Admission tickets are just $5 per family (includes 5 raffle tickets) and we have 25 VIP tickets available for $25 (includes swag bag valued at $100+ and 5 additional raffle tickets). Space is limited.

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VIP Ticket Swag Bag includes: (25) VIP Tickets are available for $30 per family. Included in your VIP ticket is a San Diego Moms Reusable Swag Bag, (10) raffle tickets, (2) Park Passes to Belmont Park ($100 Value), (1) FREE Cravory Cookie Coupon, (1) FREE Ice Cream to Sweet Shoppe at Belmont Park, (2) Day passes to Plunge San Diego ($40 Value), Car Seat Key ($14.99 Value), FREE Professional Photo Shoot from Life365 + 8×10 Print, Cbex Gift Bag ($25 Value), Paper & Paste co. Cupcake Toppers (decor), Stroll With Us by HFS Sport (Water bottles, cooling towels, sunglasses),  Product samples and coupons for FREE products. Keep checking back for more goodies!!!

Hugs and Bags logoHugs & Bags started as an idea to raise awareness for San Diego’s homeless population. The goal of Hugs & Bags isn’t to give a hand-out but a hand-up to those that have fallen on hard times by providing all basic needs along with the human touch in the form of a hug. Our primary population has grown from Homeless Teens, Veterans to Immigrants, Single parents and anyone who may need assistance.


Bring a donation of one of the items listed below to be donated to Hugs & Bags and receive 5 extra raffle tickets per 5 items donated!!! Most needed donation items: Feminine Hygiene (pads/liners), Wipes (this is how most of the homeless youth “Shower”), Soap, Lotion, Laundry Soap or Toilet paper.

Presenting Sponsor

Children’s Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG). Find the best primary pediatric healthcare close to home with the region’s only health network focused solely on children, their health and well-being!
CPCMG services include annual well visits, newborn and teen healthcare as well as camp and sports physicals. Parents-to-be can schedule complimentary prenatal visit to find the best CPCMG pediatrician for their family. Our pediatricians can answer any and all questions, including those related to weight management and nutrition, behavior issues, developmental milestones, sleeping tips and more.
Visit https://www.cpcmg.net for more information!

Venue Sponsor

green flash brewery
Green Flash Brewery has been our host venue for several signature events and we are grateful fro them for having us back this year!

 858-622-0085 | [email protected]

From humble San Diego beginnings came true enlightenment for this leading craft brewery. Mike and Lisa Hinkley established Green Flash in 2002. Today, our talented team of like-minded craft beer enthusiasts embrace the Green Flash culture and brand vision with passion and zeal. Green Flash operates a full-scale brewery and tasting room in San Diego, California.

Platinum Sponsors


Plunge San Diego {Water Safety + CPR Demos}

We are so excited to have the Plunge San Diego sponsor our Water Safety and CPR Demo area at our 2nd Annual Family Safety Event!

The Plunge is proud to offer a full array of aquatic and fitness programs. They have 7 lap lanes that 25 yards each, a recreational side of the pool with an incredible obstacle course, 
a state-of-the-art basketball hoop, and a 1,000 square feet of functional fitness space on the pool deck adjacent to the lap lanes. Come see why Plunge San Diego will meet all your fitness and recreational needs for both athletes and families.

Hsiao law

Hsiao Law {Kids Protection Plan®)

Your Kids Protection Plan® is a set of instructions, legal documents and an emergency wallet card – all of which you need to have if you have kids at home who count on you for their well-being and care. If you are in an accident, your Kids Protection Plan® will make sure your children are never taken into the custody of Child Protective Services, strangers or the care of anyone you would not want simply because the authorities don’t have clear instructions from you.

And your Kids Protection Plan® will ensure your children are raised by people you choose, not someone chosen by a judge who doesn’t know you. Hsiao Law will be on-site to share more about protecting both your children and assets. 

Reptile with kids

EcoVivarium {Rattlesnake & Reptile Safety Information}

We are thrilled to have EcoVivarium onsite with their Mobile Zoo featuring 16 to 21 live reptiles and arthropods, offering free hands-on encounters with the Animal Ambassadors throughout the day. They will also be sharing Rattlesnake safety information for families.

EcoVivarium is a nonprofit Living Museum located in Escondido. They feature live reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods. Their Animal Ambassadors are 98% Rescues, 2% Donated.
We are education and conservation-focused. All tours are guided and allow for direct interaction with the animals! In addition to museum tours, they offer Birthday Parties, Private & Corporate Entertainment Events, Educational Programs, and more.

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Christina Furnival Real Life Mama {Bullying}

Christina Furnival is a mom of two, licensed psychotherapist, writer, and children’s book author. In her therapy practice, articles, and books, Christina helps parents and children to better understand themselves, navigate challenges confidently, and live the life they want!

In her book “The Not-So-Friendly Friend — How to Set Boundaries for Healthy Friendships” helps children identify the right steps to seeking help and setting limits when it comes to managing bullying! Staying true to yourself, setting limits, and seeking help is often not taught by parents or educators, and this book will help guide children in managing complex problems appropriately. 

Table Sponsors

k&k realty

K & K Realty Team at Allison James Estates and Homes {Tips for Child Proofing Your Home}

Kelly and Kara are a Mother/Daughter Real Estate Team. They believe that whether you are buying or selling a home, it is a very personal and memorable experience. Your home is much more than a house; a home is where memories are created, and families are raised. Kelly and Kara are known to their clients as the “K and K Realty Team.” Kelly and Kara strive to bring energy and enthusiasm throughout the home buying and home selling experience. They deliver consistent communication, professional knowledge, real estate expertise and strong negotiation skills during their real estate transactions.


The Storybook Character Company

Thank you to The Storybook Character Company we will have a special appearance by the Black Widow and Spiderman! They provide the highest quality character entertainment in San Diego and Southern California. Their singing princesses and other party characters are available for entertainment at children’s birthday parties, special events, school and church carnivals, company picnics, weddings, charity events, theatrical performances, and large corporate events. We’ve even had clients hire our princesses for one-on-one playdates, adoption celebrations, and “you’re going to Disneyland” announcements. No celebration is too small (or too big!) for some Storybook magic.

Free Spirit the Clown & Company

Free Spirit the Clown & Company has been has been serving San Diego County for over 18 years. I am the owner, Carmen Campbell aka “Free Spirit the Clown”. She performs at lots of different events such as birthday parties, corporate events, grand openings, picnics, farmer’s markets, preschools, libraries, churches, wedding receptions, etc.. She specializes in face painting, balloon animals/hats, a short a short magic show, and games,. She can also bring a 5 galloon bucket of bubble solution to events making gigantic bubbles 3-7 feet wide by 14-20 feet long that EVERYONE, even the parents play with!

Tiny’s Fresh Squeeze

Uriyah “Tiny” Salcido is a 6 year old Entrepreneur with big dreams. As a Lemonade Connoisseur, he knows exactly what type of fruit lemonades and goodies will be a hit among the crowd. His favorite part of Tiny’s Fresh Squeeze is serving his customers lemonade and experimenting to perfect all his recipes.

In March of 2021, Tiny competed in the Acton Academy Kid Entrepreneur Contest and won Highest Business Potential and $50 cash prize. After that he was hooked! Tiny is on a mission to build his brand and give back. He claims he wants to be a millionaire one day and there’s nothing stopping him.

San Diego Bounce Events

San Diego Bounce Events is bringing modern and stylish white bounce houses to sunny San Diego! Customize them with balloons or personalized vinyls to elevate birthdays, weddings and more!

SD Circle of Moms {Craft Table}

SD Circle of Moms is an in-person moms activity group. We aim to provide socialization for you and your young children with a unique, jam-packed and varying calendar of events each month up and down San Diego County.

Safe Kids San Diego {Car Seat + Helmet Safety}

Safe Kids San Diego is a coalition of people dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries for children 0 to 14. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children. Safe Kids focuses on prevention through education, interventions, legislation and collaborations. Safe Kids San Diego focuses on the leading causes of injury and death in San Diego county. The top five are infant suffocation, toddler 2nd story window falls, drowning, motor vehicle crashes and bike/pedestrian crashes.

justice center

Your Safe Place – A Family Justice Center {Sex Trafficking, Child Abuse, Domestic Abuse}

YSP provides support to those who have been harmed by domestic or family violence, elder or dependent abuse, sexual assault or sex trafficking. It offers a safe and confidential space to help meet the needs of victims and their children. YSP is trauma-informed and prioritizes victims’ needs. YSP is a collaboration of public and non-profit community partners providing comprehensive, wrap-around services in one location. It connects eligible victims to resources including safety planning, domestic violence restraining order assistance, immigration legal services, help with safety from guns, counseling services, casual and professional clothing, public transportation assistance, and connections to early childhood programming, among other services. YSP works hard to identify and address barriers clients may have when accessing services. As such it provides services in person, by telephone or on-line, and at designated times has a Child Watch program. It is in downtown San Diego and easily accessed by public transportation. Limited free parking is available in the building’s garage. Many staff members speak Spanish and a language line is available for other translation needs. YSP is dedicated to transitioning victims out of abusive relationships and into thriving members of our community.

San Diego County District Attorney’s Office {Crime Support & Safety}

The San Diego District Attorney’s Office Victim Assistance Program provides comprehensive services for victims of crime. The goad is to meet the material, informational, and informational needs experienced by victims in order to contribute to a faster and more complete recovery from the effects of the crime.

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Fire Safe Council of San Diego County {Fire Safety}

Mission: To provide an exchange of information through education and training, and to foster fire prevention and safety throughout the San Diego region.

Vision: The vision of the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County is to foster a fire safe / fire wise region that has developed through an ongoing course of public education, training, and community collaboration in project support.

Health safety

Jereke Armstrong, Owner of Fit Evolution {Helmet, Athletics and Exercise Safety}

Fit Evolution LLC is a health and wellness company locally owned and operated in San Diego by former D1 and Professional Athlete Jereke Armstrong. Fit Evolution LLC is dedicated to helping people of all shapes, sizes, and experience levels optimize their health and wellness, improve their relationships, and and enhance their quality of life through fitness and nutrition. At Fit Evolution, we understand that there isn’t a “one size fits all” solution to your health and wellness goals. When working with clients, we take an individualized approach to health and wellness to account for each client’s unique goals and needs.

jiu jitsu club

National City Jiu Jitsu Club {Self Defense}

National City Jiu Jitsu Club is a veteran owned, family run, small business that teaches self-defense, boxing, Jiu Jitsu and kickboxing to children and adults. We also partner with a nonprofit that works with and provides free training to at risk youth, veterans with PTSD, survivors of domestic violence, and defensive tactics training for law-enforcement. We specialize in self-defense and forward an anti-bullying campaign through our children’s program.

They will be offering two live self-defense demos for children and parents at the event!!

Renee's book corner

Renee’s Book Corner {Featuring Safety Books for Kids}

Renee’s Book Corner is mom-run business featuring the best children’s books on the planet, Usborne Books & More! These books are high-quality educationally engaging, interactive and designed to get kids thinking while having fun. Whether it is a flap to lift, page to fold open or hidden picture to find, these books will help your child fall in love with reading. Renee May is passionate about working with families to find the best books for their children’s interests and developmental needs, and helping families disconnect from the noise of the world and reconnect in their lives through books!

Stroll With Us by HFS Sport {Stroller Products + Safety}

Stroll With Us by HFS Sport was started by men’s USA field hockey goalkeeper JJ Wellings. JJ started HFS Sport as a distributor for adidas’ specialist sports and moved into performance strollers. JJ has always had a passion for fitness and health. He has a team of international athletes including Olympian and mother of three, Tiffany Snow Huisman and Paralympic athletes who all share his vision.

We believe that a healthy lifestyle makes for healthy families. Stroll With Us wants to help you take your child anywhere. Go Skiing. Go jogging. Go ride a bike.

Stay active and stroll anywhere, together!

San Diego Trafficking Prevention Collective {Trafficking}

The SDTPC is educating and empowering students in elementary, middle and high school about the ugly truth of human trafficking in our schools and neighborhoods through a three pronged approach- in-school prevention education, after-school intervention and interactive multimedia training.

mental health

Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego Transforming Mental Health Initiative {Behavioral Health}

Focusing on the needs of the whole child, the Transforming Mental Health (TMH) Initiative at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego is implementing a multipronged approach to identify and deliver interventions to address the behavioral health needs of children and youth, including: integrating behavioral health with pediatric primary care, early identification and connection to services and support, partnerships, and education and research. TMH is working to improve the emotional well-being of children and youth through increased access to care, implementing prevention programs, providing evidence-based treatment, and providing education to patient families and providers in the community on mental and behavioral health.


Raffle Prizes + Giveaways

(3) The Stronghold Ladies 45-Minute Self-Defense Workshops ($150 value each, up to 10 participants)

The Stronghold is family-owned and operated in the heart of Point Loma/Ocean Beach and has been serving the San Diego community since 2007. We strive to offer high-quality Jiu Jitsu, Self-Defense and Fitness instruction in a family-friendly environment.

hot wheelsFamily Four Pack of tickets to Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live on 9/26 ($120 Value)

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live returns to Pechanga Arena San Diego on September 25 & 26 for three epic performances!



Swim(3) Group Swim Lessons at The Plunge ($79 Value)

Plunge San Diego is proud to offer premium swim lessons at an elite facility for an affordable cost.   Students will register for a one-week session, Monday-Thursday and attend the same level class at the same time for four consecutive days. 



Dynasty Dance CoFREE Month of Dance Classes at Dynasty Dance Co. ($75 Value)

Dynasty Dance Co. provides a nurturing & fun learning environment for dancers to grow 💫


mission bay sportscaster2 Hours on a 10 passenger Pontoon Boat from Mission Bay Sportscenter ($325 Value)

Mission Bay Sportcenter is San Diego’s premiere watersports facility. We offer a full fleet of watersports rentals from powerboats to sailboats, pontoon boats, and jetskis, along with other human powered watercraft such as kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and pedal boats.

Renee's book cornerUsborne Books & More Bag of Books from Renee’s Book Corner ($25 Value)

Includes a tote bag with a variety books that are soon to be your kids favorites! Renee’s Book Corner is mom-run business featuring the best children’s books on the planet, Usborne Books & More! 


One free month of classes at any local FIT4MOM location ($99 Value)

FIT4MOM is the nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. From pregnancy, through postpartum and beyond, our fitness and wellness programs help make moms strong in body, mind, and spirit.


Happy CamperHappy Camper Live – Free 3 month subscription to all Family Safety Day Attendees ($36 Value)

Happy Camper Live provides a safe and INSPIRING environment with comprehensive and inclusive storytelling sparking discovery and building the confidence of a new generation of Happy Campers. 

car seatnew mifold Comfort grab-and-go booster ($35 Value)

Introducing mifold Comfort. A must-have booster seat for children aged 4+, 40-100lbs and 40-100″ tall. Comfort for every day, compact for every adventure! The world’s most compact backless booster is 10x smaller than a traditional booster, and just as safe.


EcoVivarium Platinum Private Tour – Family Four Pack (Value: $100)

EcoVivarium is a nonprofit Living Museum located in Escondido. We feature live reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods. Our Animal Ambassadors are 98% Rescues, 2% Donated.


book coverAuthor-signed Social-Emotional Children’s Book “The Not-So-Friendly Friend — How to Set Boundaries for Healthy Friendships” Book written by Christina Furnival ($20 Value)

Managing bullies is almost a guarantee with school-aged children, and this book helps children identify the right steps to seeking help and setting limits! 



(1) Coaching Session with Jereke Armstrong Owner of Fit Evolution ($50 Value)

This is a 45 minute coaching session designed to challenge and assess your overall fitness. 



jiu jitsu club(1) FREE Month Membership to National City Jiu Jitsu Club ($99 Value)

We are a veteran owned, family run, small business that teaches self-defense, boxing, Jiu Jitsu and kickboxing to children and adults.


(3) Gift Certificates for the Raffle, the gifts can be for 2 Hours of Holistic Coaching or 3 Meditation and Yoga Classes with the Art of Being You ($100+ Value Each)

$100 Gift Card for the Cybex ZENO multi-sport stroller/trailer and AVI lightweight running stroller

CYBEX is a globally renowned brand recognised for its cutting edge design, innovative technology, superior safety features and flawless functionality. Focused on modern day parents who don’t want to sacrifice style, travel and independence.


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