It is with deep sadness that we announce the untimely passing of long-standing Board member and our friend, Dave Steier, and his wife, Arlene Steier. Both have been active advocates and ambassadors of the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation and have given countless hours of their time to our organization. The loss of Dave and Arlene is tremendous and our hearts are hurting. We will always be grateful for the time we had with them and all of their dedication, support and love for our Foundation. They will be greatly missed.
Blake Collingsworth is running late, delivering programs to the printer for Saturday night’s benefit. Kathy Collingsworth is on a conference call going over details for the silent auction.
And Josh is everywhere.
There’s a nearby building under construction, a banner on one brick wall: “Future Home of JCMF Float 4 Life National Training Center.”
Too brief here on Earth, but his impact will last forever…
Joshua was taken from this earth too early in his young life. On June 4th, 2008 Joshua passed away, due to complications from a drowning accident which occurred three days earlier. His short presence here will not be forgotten and the wonderful impact he had in life will continue through his foundation.This journey is just beginning and will be never ending, through continued education, instruction and the development of new innovative water safety equipment.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states the number one cause of accidental death for children 1 to 4 years of age is DROWNING. Please help us reduce these numbers by spreading the word and creating more awareness about water safety. Your suggestions, new ideas, support and guidance are all very much appreciated.
As you visit Joshua’s site, you will find lots of information about water safety and drowning prevention. Please take the time to learn this important information so that you can protect your children and pass this on to others. These programs were created to benefit children and parents. Our main objective is to prevent future drowning tragedies through early childhood education and the promotion of infant & toddler water safety training courses. Together we can all make a difference.
Blake and Kathy Collingsworth
Promoting the safety and well being of children in Nebraska and beyond through the support of these fine organizations.