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Bicyclists are more likely to be killed in Florida than in any other state, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It is estimated that 75% of bicycle-related fatalities among children could be prevented with a bicycle helmet.

The Arc of Palm Beach County and Epilepsy Florida realize the populations they serve are at a higher risk of injury, on or off a bike, making the need for a correctly fitted helmet vital. The nonprofits want to encourage clients to embrace the fun and freedom that come with biking, while promoting safety. On Tuesday, January 29, the nonprofits will offer free bike helmets to clients.

Where: The Arc of Palm Beach County, 1201 Australian Avenue, Riviera Beach

When: Tuesday, January 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

More: According to the National Safety Council, bike helmets reduce the risk of head injury by an estimated 60% and brain injury by 58%. Epilepsy Florida has donated thousands of bicycle helmets in an effort to prevent head injuries, which can cause seizures and other neurological issues. Clients who already have bike helmets can get them fitted correctly and get bike safety tips. The media is invited to cover this safety collaboration between The Arc and Epilepsy Florida.

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The Arc of Palm Beach County is changing the conversation around disabilities by defying definitions, inspiring possibilities, and improving the lives of the people we serve, their families, and our community. Since 1958, The Arc has envisioned a community where every person feels welcome, connected, and well cared for.

 

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