2005 MAJ Helmet Safety Campaign

10 events, 5 ongoing programs, our 10,000th helmet and a new level of success




In 2005 MAJ [Formerly the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association] passed an important milestone in our Helmet Safety Campaign.


We fitted our 10,000th helmet. That is an amazing and sobering achievement.

Given the statistics regarding childhood injuries and deaths due to head injuries, it is likely that our Helmet Safety Campaign has prevented dozens of serious injuries and even deaths to Michigan children. We are very, very proud of that.

The MAJ Helmet Safety Campaign has done some amazing things. We have worked with over 200 groups, hosted more than 45 events around Michigan, trained thousands of children in bike safety, inspected and repaired hundreds of bikes, and reached out into communites and changed the lives of thousands of children and their families.

Most of all the MAJ Helmet Safety Campaign has allowed us to do what we do best, help people.


2005 MAJ Helmet Safety Campaign Events

May 7, 2005 504 helmets at “Law Day” event, Birmingham. (see photos)

May 14, 2005 144 helmets Adrian “Hare Race.”
May 21, 2005 500 helmets at “Heads Up For Safety,” Lansing. (see photos)

May 21, 2005 350 helmets in Grand Rapids (see photos)

June 4, 2005 1000 helmets Macomb Community Event (see photos)

June 4, 2005 220 helmets, Dickinson County Helmet Event. (see photos)

June 6, 2005 150 helmets, Gladstone (see photos)

June 11, 2005 150 helmets, Grand River Elementary, Lansing (see photos)

June 22-24, 2005 190 helmets, Royal Oak Firefighters Safety Town

Summer, 2005 95 helmets. Kids Repair Program, Lansing

October, 2005 Public Safety Event, Adrian.






On October 11, 2005 CPAM (the Crime Prevention Association of Michigan) presented MAJ with an award for our Helmet Safety Campaign!

Thank you CPAM!

Photo caption: "Left to right: Karen Reynolds, CPAM Vice President; MAJ President Linda Miller Atkinson, Nelson, Petruska, Atkinson & Hart, Channing; Ritchie Coleman, CPAM President, Gil Redzinski, CPAM Secretary. Atkinson accepted the award on behalf of MTLA at the October 11 CPAM annual convention in Traverse City"