We are pleased to announce that Lids for Kids – Michigan’s premier bicycle helmet fitting and giveaway event – is returning for the 2022 season in Lansing and Grand Rapids! After postponing the event for the past two years due to the novel coronavirus and out of an abundance of safety precautions for event-goers and event volunteers, we look forward to serving the Lansing community once again this year and fitting kids properly with free bicycle helmets!
What: Our annual free bicycle helmet fitting and giveaway event
When: Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 10 AM – 12 PM
Where: Marshall Street Fire Station
Sinas Dramis Law Firm and our various community partners distribute free bike helmets in Lansing 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. Our mission is simple – to provide kids with properly fitting bicycle helmets so they can get outside each spring and have fun safely!
We know that not every family can afford to purchase bike helmets, and many don’t understand the importance of not only wearing a helmet but also ensuring children are wearing the right size helmet, too. In response, 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 as a way to get much-needed bike helmets to kids.
Record numbers came out for the annual bike helmet fitting and giveaway at the Marshall Street Fire Station in Lansing in 2019 (the last year Lids for Kids was held). In addition to bike helmets, tons of prizes were raffled off, Big Lug, Charlie Brown, and Snoopy made appearances, there was a helmet decorating station, and event favorite, Sharon Shutes, painted dozens of faces at Lansing’s 2019 Lids for Kids event.