Free Bicycle Helmet Giveaway Extended!
Staples, MN – June 9,2014 — Due to a surplus of helmets left over from the initial bike helmet clinics, the Lakewood Health System Foundation will be holding two more clinics to give away free helmets as part of the annual “Helmets Worth Wearing” program.
The clinics will be held at Lakewood’s Staples clinic on Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 19 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Children must be present for the fitting, and supplies are limited, so helmets will be given away on a first come, first served basis.
Bicycle helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of head injury by as much as eighty-five percent and it is estimated that seventy-five percent of bicycle related fatalities among children could be prevented with a bicycle helmet. To help prevent such injuries, Lakewood’s Foundation gave more than six hundred helmets to area children during last year’s “Helmets Worth Wearing” Clinics.
All area children are welcome to attend either of the scheduled clinics to receive a free helmet. For more information, please contact Megan Kruse, Lakewood Health System Foundation Assistant at 218-894-8508.
Lakewood Health System (LHS) is an independent rural healthcare system founded in 1936 with a hospital and clinic in Staples, primary care clinics in Browerville, Eagle Bend, Motley and Pillager, and a dermatology clinic and skin and laser center in Sartell. LHS is a recognized leader in providing innovative, patient-based care including women’s specialty services, senior services, surgical and outreach care. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Lakewood Health System, 49725 County Road 83, Staples, Minnesota. Phone: 218-894-1515. www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com.