An 11-year-old Edmonds girl is the winner of this year’s Washington Poison Center’s Poison Prevention Week poster. Cecilia Wroblewski’s brightly colored poster showcases the theme of “Mr. Yuk to the rescue,” outfitting him with a superhero cape, at the ready to help people and pets alike.
A student a Holy Rosary School, Cecilia will be awarded $500 and a visit to her school by Mr. Yuk — and her poster will be featured as the Washington Poison Center’s 2014 Poison Prevention Week poster. Sponsor Umpqua Bank will display her poster at the bank and send the Umpqua Ice Cream truck, fully loaded, will come to Holy Rosary School for an assembly.
Four children were named runners-up and two of them were from Edmonds: Claudia Cano, 10, and Caitlin Carroll, 12. Each runner up receives $100 courtesy of Umpqua Bank. Cecilia’s winning poster, and the posters of the four runners up, will be featured on the Washington Poison Center’s website.
National Poison Prevention Week is March 16-22. If you are concerned that a poisoning may have occurred, immediately call your Poison Center’s 24/7 hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Calling within Washington State will connect you to one of the Washington Poison Center’s specially-trained pharmacists, nurses, or poison specialists. Poison help is always free and confidential (with the exception of a $45 fee for animal calls). Services are available for non-English speakers and those with hearing problems can call 711 for the Washington Relay service.