ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City Receives Tempe Humphrey Youth Safety Award

ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City receives state award

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (Oct. 13, 2014)ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City was recently awarded the Tempe Humphrey Youth Safety Award. The award was presented at the Missouri Coalition for Roadway safety Gateway to Saving Lives conference. The purpose of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety is to work to reduce Missouri’s traffic fatalities.

Cynthia Randazzo, President  & CEO of The Research Foundation said, “ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City is honored to be selected for this statewide award.  ThinkFirst works throughout the year to educate teens and adolescents about the dangers of unsafe driving practices in an effort to make roadways safer throughout Kansas City.”

The Tempe Humphrey award is a statewide award recognizing an individual or group who has made a significant impact in the area of youth or teen safety. This award is named for a former Division of Highway Safety employee who was killed in 2006 in a motorcycle crash.

ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City has been a program of The Research Foundation for eleven years. ThinkFirst aims to reach more than 50,000 students in the Greater Kansas City area through age-appropriate school assemblies. For more information about ThinkFirst please call 816-276-4218 or visit

About ThinkFirst: ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City, a chapter of the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation, was established in 1987 and provides free school based presentations to students in grades kindergarten through 12. Each year, 34,000 students in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area learn about the consequences of traumatic injuries from brain or spinal cord injury survivors. These sobering, yet motivational messages urge youth to take personal responsibility and make safe choices. The presentations cover a variety of topics including promoting seat belt usage, sports and recreation safety, helmet usage, motor-vehicle safety, water safety and avoiding violence.

About The Research Foundation: The Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organization in Kansas City, Mo. dedicated to strengthening the community and empowering people to live healthier, productive lives through its health education and scholarship programs. The Harmon Diabetes Center teaches self-management diabetes education to help patients control their diabetes and reduce the chance for life-threatening complications. The award-winning ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City injury prevention program educates area youth through free school-based assemblies aimed at helping young people prevent traumatic injuries and deaths. The Foundation also awards scholarships to students pursuing a nursing career. For more information, visit