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2017 Kohl's Hard Heads Helmet Program

posted Jun 13, 2017, 11:01 AM by Joseph Gray   [ updated Jun 15, 2017, 12:40 PM ]
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Kohl’s department stores work together to present "Hard Heads," a community-based program to educate children of all ages on the importance of wearing a helmet correctly, and at all times, while riding anything on wheels.


Wearing a Helmet Can Save Lives Brain injuries are often life-threatening and life-changing, yet only 29 percent of children admitted to CHP for bike injuries were wearing helmets when the injury occurred. By doing so, more than 85 percent of all head injuries could be prevented. It is our mission to help parents and children learn that the simple act of wearing a helmet can save lives. - See more at: http://www.chp.edu/injury-prevention/safety/wheels/kohls-helmet#sthash.QZNjt0Ov.dpuf

The Vandergrift Police Department in conjunction with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Kohl’s department stores, Kiski Area School District (East Primary) & Cardinal Maida Academy Vandergrift police were able to give away 108 helmets to the kids of both schools. Each student that participated in the program either did a safety essay or did a safety poster. In addition to the helmets several businesses and private donation were collected so the Vandergrift Police were able to give away 4 brand new 20in bikes to 4 lucky winners that were entered into a drawing. In addition to the four bikes faculty at East Primary bought an additional two bikes to raffle off to the younger children.   

Special thanks to the following contributors and sponsor’s:

Kohl’s department stores

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Casino Theater

St Joseph High School “Hello Dolly” Cast and Ed Bostedo

Wooden Door Winery

G&G Restaurant

1st Baptist Church of Vandergrift

First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association

David & Marilee Kessler

Chris, Ashleigh & Rylee Hannigan

Kiski Area East Primary, Principle Pat Marchin, and Staff

Cardinal Maida Academy, Principle Talarico, and Staff

                         Aidan Dehnert                    Morghan Wysocki
                        Winners of helmets and bikes at East Primary


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