"Heads Up For Safety" 2007
Fifth year for Lansing MTLA Helmet Safety Campaign event another huge success
The 2007 "Heads Up for Safety" event on May 19, 2007 fit over 480 helmets to kids from all over the capitol city area.
For the second straight year the event was held at the Marshall Street Fire Station at the corner of Marshall Street and Grand River in Lansing.
Lansing's CW 5 TV filmed the event!!
The great folks of the Lansing Fire Department gave tours of the
Marshall Street Fire Station and their Fire Trucks.
The firemen let kids try their hand at putting out a simulated fire with one of the big hoses! Lansing Fire Chief Tom Cochran came down to the event to help promote safety and make sure everything ran smoothly.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero was on hand, talking to kids about the importance of wearing helmets. Mayor Bernero even signed helmets for lucky kids!
Many thanks to Jack Nolish, Michigan State Director of the Workers Compensation Agency for spending four very busy hours fixing bikes for kids.
And special thanks to Mickie Kreft of the Capitol Area Safe Kids Coalition for training the helmet-fitting volunteers and supervising the helmet fitting.
Eight bikes donated by the Heads Up sponsors were given away as door prizes
by our "Heads Up For Safety" M.C. --Spartan Sports commentator Hondo Carpenter.
WFMK generously donated a live remote broadcast from the event and helped let Greater Lansing know about this opportunity.
Cottage Inn donated stacks of tasty free pizzas.
Hardworking members of the Sinas Dramis Firm, and Origami Brain Injury Rehab staffed the event.
The "Heads Up For Safety" coalition is the Sinas Dramis Law Firm;The Origami Brian Injury Rehab Center; Lansing's CW 5;and the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association [MTLA] Helmet Safety Campaign.
Thanks to these great sponsors and everyone who helped!!
The May 19th "Heads Up For Safety" event is one of ten events that are part of the 2007 MTLA Helmet Safety Campaign. The MTLA Helmet Safety Campaign has fitted more than 15,000 kids with helmets all over Michigan! See www.MTLA.net for more information.