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Free bike helmets offered to kids

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Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Kids planning to ride a bicycle to school can get a free bike helmet from the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida.

Head injuries are a leading cause of epilepsy and seizure orders. An estimated 42,000 people a year die from seizure-related injuries.

The program is supported by a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation, which estimates that every $1 spent on helmets saves a person $30 in health care costs.

For information about the free safety helmet, call 1-877-53EPILEPSY, or visit www.epilepsy.org.

Mary Shedden