Lids For Kids In Grand Rapids Is Set For June 10, 2017!
The 2017 Lids for Kids Bike Helmet Giveaway and Bicycle Safety Event in Grand Rapids will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Garfield Park. The Grand Rapids bike helmet event is held in addition to our Lids for Kids events in Lansing and Traverse City.
Children who attend the event receive free bike helmets and have them custom fitted by trained volunteers. It’s not enough to just wear a bicycle helmet — making sure it fits properly goes even further to help prevent brain injury in a bike-related accident.
We are proud to say that, in 2016, we gave away 439 bicycle helmets to West Michigan children!
In addition to handing out bike helmets, all children who attend Lids for Kids have a chance to win a new bike, as well as prizes generously donated by local businesses and organizations. Those who bring their bicycles can also register for a free bike license, and local firefighters are on hand to give fire engine tours.
The Sinas Dramis Law Firm has a longstanding commitment to promoting and advocating bicycle safety in Michigan. In keeping with this commitment, in June 2014 we held the first Lids for Kids event in Grand Rapids. By partnering with the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, as well as West Michigan FOX 17, the Grand Rapids Public Schools and the Grand Rapids Fire Department, we fit West Michigan children with brand-new bicycle helmets, free of charge each year … just in time for summer bike riding.
As a Grand Rapids personal injury firm that has represented injured people across Michigan, we understand the importance of putting safety first. For decades, we have unfortunately seen and heard of cases where children have sustained severe, catastrophic brain injuries because they were not wearing a bike helmet, or were wearing a helmet that did not fit properly. We have also seen instances where children’s lives were saved because they wore a properly fitted helmet. Research shows that a majority of bicycle-related brain injuries could be prevented by simply wearing a helmet that adequately protects the rider.
Because our firm believes in preventing injury before it happens, we made a commitment to distribute bike helmets in the communities that we serve. We are pleased to help hundreds of children in West Michigan who might not otherwise get a bike helmet, and we look forward to sponsoring future Lids for Kids events.