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Thursday is National Heat Stroke Awareness Day.

The National Weather Service has partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Safe Kids Worldwide to highlight the dangers of child deaths in hot cars.

So far this year 18 kids have died after being left in hot cars. Last year 44 died.

Join the conversation on social media to raise awareness that it's never okay to leave a child in a hot car. Just use the hashtags #checkforbaby and #heatstrokekills.

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