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Letter: LMH helps promote bike helmet safety


August 23. 2013 1:25PM
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I would like to thank Lima Memorial Health System for partnering with the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to help promote Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Week by hosting a bike rodeo in May.



The Lima community’s participation in Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Week was critical in helping the Ohio AAP reach the Put a Lid on It! campaign’s goal; to raise awareness of the importance of safe biking among Ohio children; and to continue encouraging adults and children to wear their bike helmets.



Bike helmets save lives and prevent injuries In 2010, the number of people injured by not wearing a bike helmet was 51,000 — enough people to fill Nationwide Arena in Columbus two and a half times. And, by simply providing a $10 helmet to a child, we can take $41 out of our health care system.



— Dr. Sarah Denny, Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, Worthington





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