Helmets for Heads
In our continued efforts to meet our mission, The Mighty Meredith Project is runs a pediatric bike helmet collection called “Helmets for Heads” during the Month of March in recognition of Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month. All helmets collected are donated to local pediatrician offices and to The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Department of Neurology. The Mighty Meredith Project also purchases helmets to supplement donations.
dID YOU KNOW?
Biking/cycling accidents, are the number one sports related injury between the ages of 5-14.
Helmets can reduce the risk of severe brain injuries by nearly 90% percent.
Over 50 percent of children are reported to not always wearing a helmet while biking riding.
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What: Purchase one new child bike helmet either on your own or through AMAZON.
When: The entire Month of March every year, but donations always accepted.
Where: Drop off at one of three convenient locations in Reading or North Reading, MA. or DONATE to the cause.
One of three drop off locations across Reading and North Reading. We are so appreciative of all of our local support.
A HUGE Thank you to our drop off locations and marketing partners:
Reading Coop Bank
Farrelly Realty Group
Additional support was provided by friends and family across our local community and Upstate New York.
Together with these efforts, 75 helmets have been donated and an additional 125 have been purchased to donate to the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts and local pediatricians.
Meredith with Dr. John Gaitanis, Chief of Pediatric Neurology at The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts, donating 50 helmets for patient distribution in an effort to prevent at least one head injury this summer.