The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

May 24, 2013

Evangelical Community Health and Wellness promotes bicycle safety


The Daily Item

— LEWISBURG - 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.

A bike helmet safety program for children 12 years old and younger will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 11 at McDonald’s on Route 15 in Lewisburg.

The event is being held by Community Health and Wellness of Evangelical Community Hospital and sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Buffalo valley AM and Kiwanis of Lewisburg.

Children taking part in the event will receive a CPSC regulated bike helmet and instruction on safe bike helmet use in exchange for a book that is in new or good condition. Children must be present to receive a helmet and to have it properly fitted. All books received during the event will be donated to children through the Eastern Union county Food Bank and to organizations holding summer programs for children. Ronald McDonald will also be making an appearance to greet children and their families.