2017 Lids For Kids Bike Helmet Giveaways & Bicycle Safety Events
The Lids for Kids bike helmet giveaway and bike safety event is a community outreach program, where the Sinas Dramis Law Firm and local community partners distribute free bike helmets to children in Lansing, as well as Grand Rapids and Traverse City.
The 2017 Lids for Kids dates and times are:
Traverse City: Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. – noon at F&M Park
Lansing: Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Marshall St. Fire Station
Grand Rapids: Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. – noon at Garfield Park
Lids for Kids: Why do we give away free bike helmets in Lansing?
The Sinas Dramis Law Firm and our community partners distribute free bike helmets in Lansing, as well as other communities, because many children suffer severe head injuries in bike accidents simply by not wearing helmets at all, or by not wearing properly fitted helmets.
It is estimated that more than 140,000 bicyclists under age 20 sustain brain injuries in accidents each year, and another 250 die as a result of those injuries.
In 2015, bicyclist deaths in Michigan jumped a shocking 57 percent, to the highest number since 2008, according to the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. Meanwhile, medical research shows that about 88 percent of bicycle-related brain injuries and deaths could be prevented by wearing a helmet.
Unfortunately, not every family can afford to purchase bike helmets and many kids simply refuse to wear them. In response, the Sinas Dramis Law Firm, along with the Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center, the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, Michigan Association for Justice, WLAJ and WLNS, established Lids for Kids in 2003, as a way to get much-needed bike helmets to kids.
We are proud to say that, at our 2016 Lansing Lids for Kids event, we handed out more than 500 bicycle helmets. In addition, 18 kids won brand-new bicycles, thanks to the generosity of local businesses and individuals. Lots of other great prizes were also given away, and Sparty and the Big Lug were on hand to greet the kids and take pictures.
Since the Lids for Kids program first began, we have given away more than 7,600 bike helmets, keeping children safe from bike-related head injuries.