Free Bicycle Helmets to be Distributed to Area Children

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.

The program will kick off on Monday, May 14th, and will continue through Wednesday, 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. One week prior to the clinic helmet distributions, the Foundation will be visiting the following local schools: Browerville, Staples, Sacred Heart, Pillager and Verndale.

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 Jolene Zachman, 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 14, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Lakewood Health System Motley Clinic
Monday, May 14, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Lakewood Health System Staples Clinic
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 and Wednesday, May 23, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Lakewood Health System Pillager Clinic
Thursday, May 17, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Lakewood Health System Browerville Clinic
Thursday, May 17, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.