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Group photo of YMCA campers wearing bike helmets

Keeping kids safe with bicycle helmets

We thank our friends at the law firm of Kisling, Nestico & Redick (KNR) for providing bicycle helmets to children in our camps. Bicycle-related accidents make up for nearly 200 child fatalities a year while sending another 350,000 youth under the age of 15 to hospital emergency rooms, according to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. KNR gave free helmets to children between the ages of 5 and 12 who attend summer day camps at YMCA branches in Chardon, Lakewood, Vermillion, West Park-Fairview, and Warrensville Heights.

The children were delighted! Many told us they did not have helmets at home, so we know these helmets will be put to good use.

If your company or organization would like to contribute funding or needed material items to our Y, please contact Beth Darmstadter, Chief Philanthropy Officer, or cell 440-759-7442.