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Lids at the Library

July 10

Lids at the Library
Wednesday, July 10 from 1-2 p.m. - Grand Rapids Public Library - Main Library (111 Library St. NE)
Friday, July 12 from 10-11 a.m. - Kent District Library - Kentwood Branch (4950 Breton Rd. SE)

The Griffins’ “Put A Lid On It!” program and the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Injury Prevention Program will give away and properly fit 100 free bike helmets for kids ages 1-12 (subject to availability). A parent or guardian must be present to receive a helmet. For more information, call 616-391-SAFE.

Just the Facts

  • A helmet protects you by absorbing and distributing the impact of a crash before it reaches your brain and reduces the risk of brain injury by 88%.
     

  • Use of bicycle helmets would prevent one death every day and one brain injury every four minutes.
     

  • Falls can happen anywhere. A fall from two feet can cause a brain injury affecting your ability to see, think, walk or talk.
     

  • Brain injury is the leading cause of disability and death in bicycle accidents.
     

  • Bicycle-related deaths are highest in children ages 10-14.
     

  • Brain injury is the most serious injury to inline skaters who do not wear protective gear.

    Facts courtesy Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

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