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Local health center staff promote injury prevention with drive up event


ALPENA, Mich.— The MidMichigan Trauma Program continues to promote injury prevention by educating families on the importance of wearing a helmet. MidMichigan staff handed out bike helmets for their annual fundraising event.

Residents were able to stay in their vehicles as members of the trauma program helped size adults and children. A variety of different helmet sizes and colors were provided as well as take home brain injury information.All helmets were purchased from local non–profit organizations that met bike helmet standards.

According to Rouse, one third of bike related injuries involve the head and the face and that wearing a helmet can reduce brain injuries by 85 percent. All funds collected today will go toward purchasing more helmets for area families. If you missed today’s drive up event and would like a helmet you can contact Tanya at 989-356-7250.