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Free Bike Helmet Giveaway

A ten-year study by the Center for Injury Research found that 2.2 million American children a year went to the Emergency Department for a bike related injury. Many children are seriously injured from riding bikes each year. The study, published online in Accident Analysis & Prevention, found that from January 2006 through December 2015, more than 2.2 million children ages 5-17 years were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries. This averages 608 cases per day or 25 every hour.

To prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries, Ascension St. Mary’s Field Neurosciences Institute provides free bike helmets to children as part of their mission to educate youth about good safety behaviors and reinforce the importance of helmet use when riding bikes. Ascension St. Mary’s Field Neurosciences Institute will be providing free bike helmets for children ages 1-15 at two upcoming drive through events:

Thursday, June 3, 2021
4 p.m. – 7 p.m. or while supplies last
Ascension St. Mary’s Towne Centre – Southeast parking lot
4599 Towne Centre Road, Saginaw, MI 48604
(Please use Schust Road entrance)

Thursday, June 24, 2021
4 p.m. – 7 p.m. or while supplies last
Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital – Northeast parking lot (across from St. Mary’s Cathedral)
800 S. Washington Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48601
(Please use Hoyt Street entrance)

Helmets worn correctly and consistently reduce the risk of bicycle related death and injury when a crash occurs. Helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85% and the risk of brain injury by as much as 88%.

Quantities are limited and helmets are provided on a first come first served basis. Children must be present to ensure they receive a correctly sized helmet. To be protected, a bike helmet should be well fitted, tight on the chin, and close to the eyebrows. For more information, visit FNI.org or call 989-497-3075.

June 3 - June 24
MI United States
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