Children’s CEO Alan Goldbloom and members of Children’s Trauma Care team joined officers from the Bike Cops for Kids program to give away bike helmets to children in Minneapolis. Children’s donated 720 bike helmets and 56 bikes to the program this year to encourage kids to wear helmets whenever they are riding. Officers who see children wearing helmets featuring the “Bike Cops for Kids” sticker will be eligible to win a new bike.
Dr. Goldbloom was joined by Children’s co-medical director of trauma, Dr. David Hirschman, director of trauma services, Malea Anderson, and program manager for injury prevention, Kristi Moline. They rode alongside Bike Cops, Mark Klukow and Michael Kirchen. Bike Cops for Kids is a program that encourages safe bike riding, and also helps police officers build positive relations with young people in the community.
Speaking of helmets, make sure your kids know how to wear theirs correctly! Take 30 seconds to review our video on helmet safety.