Summer is the biggest time for bicycle accidents. Injuries from wheeled sports sent more than 50 children every hour to U.S. emergency rooms last year. During that same period, Norton Children’s Hospital treated hundreds of kids for bike-related injuries — broken bones, concussions and other head trauma. Wearing a bike helmet correctly can help keep kids safe while riding bikes this summer.
To help prevent these injuries, Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness is giving away 100 helmets to kids attending Saturday’s Louisville Bats game at Louisville Slugger Field. The helmets are courtesy of Graven & Associates, PLLC. Norton Children’s employees will be on hand to properly fit the helmets. Summer safety tips will be shown throughout the ballpark during the game.
Bicycle helmet giveaway
Louisville Slugger Field
Norton Children’s Hospital playground
Saturday, June 2
“Our goal is to make sure all kids have a safe and healthy summer,” said Sharon Rengers, R.N., manager, child advocacy, Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness.
“We see the impact that brain injuries have on children in our community,” said Jacquelyn Graven, Psy.D., a psychologist, neuropsychologist and owner at Graven & Associates, PLLC. “Many of these injuries are preventable, which is why we’re proud to support this effort and Kentuckiana families.”