Please join us on Saturday, September 9th at the Stoklosa Middle School in Lowell for a day of bike safety
Thank you for taking the time to learn of our bike safety initiative!
Every year in the United States there are over 130,000 people injured while riding a bicycle and nearly 1000 killed. In fact, bicycle injuries cost over $23 Billion each year in direct care costs and lost productivity secondary to work reduction and loss of life. The majority of the deaths occur in urban areas, over 80%, such as our community of Lowell, MA. As the saying goes - an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure and bike safety is no exception.
Above data and more information can be found at:
Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital's Trauma Program partners with Pediatrics to bring Bike Safety to Lowell - In conjunction with other partners in the community such as Lowell Police, Lowell Fire and Kiwanis, we are able to bring the education to the community, through a fun and interactive experience! Programs where children and families are taught about helmets, safe riding and the rules of the road have been demonstrated to make a huge difference in injury rates and making it fun for kids get their attention even more!
- Helmet giveaways: The majority of our kids that participate go home with a new and safe helmet
- Bicycle and scooter raffle: Through generous donations, such as yours, inner-city kids have a chance to win a new bike or scooter!!
- Lowell Fire's own DJ Darren will keep us hopping and having fun!
- Pizza will be available for families
- Ice cream and drinks will be available courtesy of Sodexo
- Lowell's Bike Connector will be there for mini tune-ups
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please submit the form below or contact Sherie Weber at Sherie.Weber@tuftsmedicine.org.