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Cindy Ficorelli
Phone: (810) 606-6270
Fax: (810) 606-6279
caficorelli@genesys.org

07/11/2011

Genesys offers free bike helmet fittings at bike race July 24

(GENESEE COUNTY, MI) Genesys Trauma Services will provide free bike helmet fittings at the LeChampion Pave Criterium bike race Sunday, July 24 in downtown Flint.
The Injury Prevention Services team of Genesys Trauma Services will inspect helmets, fit them properly, educate riders on helmet safety, and provide free helmets to those who need a replacement (while supplies last).

Time of fittings and education is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Genesys booth is located in the parking lot across from the University of Michigan - under the vendor tent area.

Zach Landers, RN, Injury Prevention specialist with Genesys Trauma Services, reports that about 50 percent of cyclists do not wear a helmet, and of these, 2/3 are wearing the wrong sized helmet or are not wearing it correctly.

"The number of head traumas suffered from a poor-fitting helmet or riding without a helmet are staggering," he announces. "It takes less than five minutes to fit a helmet; taking the five minutes to make sure your helmet is fit correctly can save a life."

For more information on bike helmet fitting, call Genesys Injury Prevention Services at 810-606-7284.

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