Brenner Children’s Hospital to Participate in Second Annual Bike Rodeo on May 17

May 7, 2008

The Winston-Salem Police Department will hold a Bike Rodeo on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Gateway YWCA on South Main Street.
A bike course will be set up for children to ride and learn the basics of bike safety. Children are encouraged to bring their own bicycles and helmets to participate in the bike course. The Winston-Salem Police Department Bike Patrol and Crime Prevention Units will provide bicycle safety training. Experts will also provide bicycle helmet sizing and a demonstration of outdoor bicycle safety activities. A drawing for a free bicycle will be held.

“Many children are injured each year unnecessarily,” said Donna Joyner, RN, and Safe Kids Coordinator at Brenner Children’s Hospital. “By promoting bike safety, children can learn to enjoy a healthy activity safely.”
Other community agencies planning to attend include: MADD, Work Family Resource Center, Imprints for Families, Forsyth County Public Library, Safe Kids of Forsyth County, Behind the Blue Line, the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, and the Winston-Salem Fire Department. Free bike helmets will be given away. For more information, call Donna Joyner at 336-716-0649.

About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Brenner Children’s Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine and Piedmont Triad Research Park. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report since 1993. Wake Forest Baptist is ranked 32nd in the nation by America’s Top Doctors for the number of its doctors considered best by their peers. The institution ranks in the top third in funding by the National Institutes of Health and 4th in the Southeastern United States in revenues from its licensed intellectual property.

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