EDINA, MINN. – May 31, 2012 – Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation is honored to announce that Katey Taylor, co-founder of Abbey’s Hope, was presented the Chrysanne Manoles Women in Leadership Award on Thursday, May 24.
The award recognizes Taylor’s local and national work to educate the public on one of the leading killers of young children, drowning and pool and spa entrapment. Taylor, alongside the Foundation, has worked tirelessly to establish industry standards for pools and spas, and to educate children and their parents about the need for active supervision and swimming and safety skills in and around pools.
“I’m honored to receive this award from the community,” said Taylor, mother to Abbey Taylor, who died in 2008 as a result of injuries from an improperly maintained pool drain cover. “We strive to protect kids and promote awareness of these issues and as a result, keep Abbey’s wish alive – that no child should ever suffer like she did.”
More information on the Foundation can be found at www.abbeyshope.org.