Published: 06/17/2013

Safety First: Bike Helmet Giveaway Night Starts Summer Off Right

Zackary Yetter was one of 156 children fitted for bike safety helmets on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the Lewisburg McDonald’s located next to Evangelical Community Hospital. Organized by Evangelical Community Health & Wellness and sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Buffalo Valley AM and Kiwanis of Lewisburg, the event is held annually to emphasis the importance of bike safety and proper bike helmet use. The helmets are given free of charge along with pamphlets on bike safety and are properly fitted on-site.
 
Every year, about 300,000 kids go to the emergency department because of bike injuries, and at least 10,000 kids have injuries that require a few days in the hospital. One such injury is head injury, which can mean brain injury. Wearing a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulated bicycle helmet can reduce the chances of your child experiencing a head injury during a fall.

 

Pictured left to right: Megan Bollinger, Education Coordinator of Evangelical Community Health and Wellness and Zackary Yetter.

Zackary Yetter in his newly fitted helmet.