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Free Bike Helmets for Lakes Area Kids!

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Staples, MN – May 1, 2017 — The Lakewood Health System Foundation will be distributing free bicycle helmets at its clinics to area children as part of its an annual “Helmets Worth Wearing” program.

Lakewood Bike Helmet

The program will kick off on Monday, May 15th, and will continue through Tuesday, May 23rd. Children of all ages will be properly fitted and given a free helmet along with instruction on the importance of wearing a helmet during activities such as bike riding, roller skating, and skateboarding.

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 450 helmets to area children during last year’s Helmets Worth Wearing Clinics.


All area children are welcome to attend any one of the scheduled clinics to receive a free helmet. For more information, please contact Becki Lonnquist, Lakewood Health System Foundation Assistant at 218-894-8508 or foundation@lakewoodhealthsystem.com

Clinic locations, dates and times for this year’s event are as follows:

Lakewood Health System Eagle Bend Clinic

Monday, May 15, 2017

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Lakewood Health System Staples Clinic

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Lakewood Health System Motley Clinic

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Lakewood Health System Pillager Clinic

Thursday, May 18, 2017

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Lakewood Health System Browerville Clinic

Friday, May 19, 2017

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Lakewood Health System Staples Clinic

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.




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.

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