Emma’s Project was formed in 2019 after four-year-old Emma Hojnacki tragically drowned in a hotel resort pool, with no lifeguards on duty or family members present. Our mission is to raise water safety awareness to prevent children from drowning. Drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death for children under 5 and a leading cause for ages 1-14. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for each fatal drowning incident, five more children receive emergency care for submersion injuries. Emma’s project aims to spread the message that drowning IS preventable.
We are organizing major water safety programs and initiatives for 2021. Please, contact us today to host an event in your community. If you are interested in helping save children from drowning, please join Emma’s Project now.