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Longview Organization Gives Away Free Bicycle Helmets

Longview Organization Gives Away Free Bicycle Helmets

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LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Boxes and boxes of helmets, 2,000 of them ready to protect the noggins of Longview children. Rose Fezell has three grandchildren and she has already picked a helmet up for each of them.
"They are now at the age where they will be falling off a lot, and I feel like it's important for them to be protected."
The Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher, and Perry Law Firm began a non profit organization called Justice 4 Children in January. The organization promotes safe driving, anti-bullying, and helmet safety. Coordinator Laureen Bagley says one of the group's biggest missions is to get kids to wear bicycle helmets.
"The law firm says after seeing so many kids injured, getting them to wear these helmets is one way to protect some of them." - Kevin Boyce
"People often come to us when a loved one is injury, and it's very sad to see a child injured. and we just saw this as a great opportunity to help prevent injury."
The organization got involved with the national Heads and Helmets program and  will be giving out the helmets during the Great Texas Balloon Race Festival Friday and Saturday in Longview.
They will also measure kids to make sure the helmet matches their heads, and allow children to decorate their helmets to their liking with a selection of thousands of stickers


 

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