Evangelical Community Health and Wellness to Hold Bike Helmet Safety Program


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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.

On Monday, June 13, from 4-6 pm a bike helmet give away event will be held for children 12 and under 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 be fitted with a CPSC regulated bike helmet and instructed on safe bike helmet use in exchange for a book that is new or in good condition. Children must be present to receive a helmet and to have it properly fitted. Supplies for this event are limited and will be given away on a first come basis.

All books received during the event will be donated to the Eastern Union County Food Bank and a local child care center.

Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs over 1,600 individuals and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients, and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming counties.

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