YORK CITY BICYCLE SAFETY EVENT AIMS TO BRING AWARENESS TO TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
HARRISBURG, Pa. (June 8, 2021) – Join the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation and their community partners from the York City Police Department and York YMCA to educate your child on bicycle safety and get a free brand-new helmet!
The event will take place at the PeoplesBank Park Queen Street Parking Lot at 5 Brooks Robinson Way on June 12, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., rain or shine.Presented by Lieutenants Michael Meeker and Dan Lentz, the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation will be handing out up to 200 helmets to kids and teens courtesy of “The Brain Matters” endowment, established in 2019 by Matthew and Leigh Ann Wilson.
The importance of helmets cannot be overlooked. Statistics from a 2018 report cited that children aged 14 and below are 5 times more likely to be injured in a bicycle-related crash. Helmet use is also lowest among children aged 11 –14. The fund supports not only education and training, but equipment and patient care needs as related to traumatic brain or concussion injuries. UPMC Pinnacle Foundation Board Member Leigh Ann Wilson and her husband Matthew started the fund after a traumatic car accident left Matthew with injuries to his brain. He made a full recovery, and the Wilson’s lives became devoted to giving back to their communities and sharing the many reasons why “The Brain Matters.”
To make a gift to the “The Brain Matters” Fund, or to learn more at the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation, visit UPMCPinnacleFoundation.org.