LEWISBURG -- Wearing properly-fitted, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulated helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent – yet less than half of children 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet. Evangelical Community Health and Wellness wants to educate kids and parents on the importance of wearing a helmet.
From 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, a free bike helmet giveaway event for children 12 and under will be held at Evangelical Community Health and Wellness, 3 Hospital Drive, Suite 120, Lewisburg. The event is being sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Buffalo Valley in 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 1,900 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.