09helmetheadsup

2009 'Heads Up For Safety' event in Lansing



600 Heads Up helmets in 2009, and 2500 so far in Lansing!

Over 17,000 statewide for the MAJ Helmet Safety Campaign

 

MAJ, the Sinas Dramis Law Firm and Origami Brain Injury Rehab again teamed up to create

the 7th Annual Heads Up for Safety event

at the Marshall Street Fire Station #8 in

Lansing on May 16, 2009

Also part of the event were Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, the Lansing Fire and Police Departments, Hondo ["Hondo's House"] Carpenter, WLAJ CW5 TV, 99.1 WFMK, and Cottage Inn Pizza.

 

 

Fitting toddlers is challenging, but rewarding

 

 

 

The early morning drizzle did not discourage families eager to recieve a helmet

 

 

 Eager families began arriving in the rain 30 minutes before the event opened.  Our dedicated volunteers went to work.

 

 

 

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero stopped by for a visit. 
Mayor Bernero has not missed a Heads Up For Safety event since it began.

 

 

 

 Left to right: MAJ Past-President and Sinas Dramis partner George T. Sinas; Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero; Hondo ["Hondo's House"] Carpenter

 

 

Left to right: Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero; WFMK air personality Donna Luce; Origami director Eric Hannah

 

Hundreds of Lansing families gathered to receive free helmets for their kids and participate in the other events.

 

600 helmets were ftted on kids' heads despite the morning rain

 

 

 

Hondo and his assistant ["Vanna"] give away another bike.

 

The Lansing Police Department set up their Child I.D. station.

 

As the day cleared up Lansing families gathered around the stage to watch Hondo give away free bikes

 

Families lined up to get free popcorn and tour the fire station.

 

The Marshall Street Fire Station crew allowed the kids to come in out of the rain and use the Fire Station recreation room

 

 

 Sinas Dramis and Origami volunteers under the fitting tents

 

The sign-in table becomes a free pizza outlet thanks to Cottage Inn and these Sinas Dramis volunteers

 

The kids love the fire trucks, fire station and firemen!

 

Volunteers strive for a perfect fit and to make sure children and parents know how to adjust the helmets as the children grow.