2013-07-29 09:32:19 by Danielle Hale - PR Intern, as posted on the inside.akronchildrens.org blog.
Becky Cobbs of Akron Children's School Health Services helped fit children with helmets.
Akron Children’s and Safe Kids Summit County gave away 300 bike helmets during the Diamond Classic for Kids charity baseball game May 16, which benefited Akron Children’s School Health Services.
“The game is a lot of fun for families from our schools,” said Michele Wilmoth, nurse manager of school health services. “At our booth, our nursing staff had the opportunity to connect with parents and children in the school community and provide some basic education about bike safety.”
A helmet prevents 88 percent of serious brain injuries related to bicycle collisions and falls. In 2010, 51,000 people were injured by not wearing a helmet, enough people to fill Nationwide Arena in Columbus more than 2 ˝ times, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Lisa Pardi, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s, offers 4 tips when trying to get your kids to wear their helmet:
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