Geared Up For Safety

By: Brent Taylor Email
By: Brent Taylor Email

WACO (January 27, 2011)--The McLennan County Medical Society and McLennan County Medical Alliance are teaming up to give free bicycle helmets to children as part of the Hard Hats for Little Heads program.

The giveaway will be on Saturday, January 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Cameron Park, at the same time as Scott & White's Miracle Match Marathon.

The program is designed to ensure safety and educate locals about how to prevent head injuries when riding a bike, skating, skateboarding or riding scooters.

Volunteers will be available to properly fit the helmets.

Every year, 300,000 children are treated for severe head injuries in emergency rooms, a number that events like this hope to curb.

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