Bike Safety Day in Somerville is always a great way for children to kick off a summer of safe bicycle riding. This year, Breakstone, White & Gluck was pleased to participate, donating 175 helmets to the Somerville Kiwanis Club for distribution to children from the Winter Hill Community School. Over 130 children were fitted for helmets that day and the school was given the rest to give students individually as needed.
Above photo includes: John Welch, Winter Hill School Re-Direct Officer; Somerville Police Officer MaryAnn Manfra; David Blumsack, Somerville Kiwanis Club Event Organizer; attorney David White of Breakstone, White & Gluck; George McLean of the Somerville Kiwanis Club; Nancy Bushnach of the Somerville Kiwanis Club and Ellen O’Brien of the Somerville Kiwanis Club.
The event is hosted annually by the Somerville Kiwanis Club and was held at the Winter Hill Community School playground on June 22. Children who registered in advance came out with their bikes for a free inspection, helmets and reflectors. Children and parents then had to test out their new skills on bike safety obstacle courses.
As part of the event, children registered their bikes with the Somerville Police Department and were given fingerprinting kits.
The helmet donation was part of Breakstone, White & Gluck’s Project KidSafe, launched this year. To date, our firm has donated over 900 helmets and is on track to donate 1,000 by the end of summer.
Our Boston lawyers have donated helmets to children in need through these programs: Boston Bikes’ Roll It Forward program, CYCLE Kids in Cambridge, Boston Cyclists Union and the Dedham Bike Rodeo. Bikes Not Bombs of Jamaica Plain was given a monetary donation to support its youth programming.
Above: Attorney David White of Breakstone, White & Gluck of Boston.
Below: Somerville Police Office MaryAnn Manfra.
BOSTON, MA – May 16, 2013 – Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C., announced today that it will donate 750 bicycle helmets to youth in the Boston area, through programs in Boston, Somerville, Cambridge and Dedham.
Attorney David W. White, a member of the firm, said, “We are always looking for ways to give back to the community. This spring we are focusing on preventing head injuries in children by donating helmets where they are needed.”
The firm will donate helmets this spring and summer through these programs: Mayor Menino’s Boston Bikes Roll It Forward program; CYCLE Kids of Cambridge; the Winter Hill Community School in Somerville; the Dedham Bike Rodeo and Bikes Not Bombs of Jamaica Plain.
White said, “This is the first year of our project, and we look forward to expanding it significantly in years to come. Awareness of head injury prevention is critical for the health of our children. We hope that our helmet distribution will help increase safety awareness and prevent injuries.”
Read more about the bicycle safety programs our law firm will support this year.