UT Dallas’ Center for BrainHealth
to Provide Bicycle Helmets for Kids

Donation is in Recognition of Brain Awareness Week

March 16, 2007

In honor of Brain Awareness Week, the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, in partnership with the Texas Medical Association, is donating 100 bicycle helmets to the Wesley-Rankin Head Start School for the kick off of the school’s annual three-day Trike-A-Thon.  As in past years, representatives from the Dallas Cowboys, including players and cheerleaders, also are expected to participate.

The event will take place on Tuesday, March 20, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Wesley Rankin Center, located at 3100 Crossman in west Dallas.  The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives also collaborated on the effort.

Head injury is the most common cause of serious disability or death in bicycle crashes.  At the event, staff members from the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth and two members of the Dallas Police Department will speak to children and families about the importance of wearing safety helmets.  Information will be presented in both English and Spanish. 

Brain Awareness Week was March 12-16.  Brain disease, such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, tumor, dementia and traumatic brain injury, can strike anyone, at any age or time.  The Center for BrainHealth is the only institute in the United States dedicated to understanding, protecting and healing the brain.  To learn more about brain health, visit www.centerforbrainhealth.org.

For additional details about the helmet donation, please contact Karen Popelarski, UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth, at 972-883-3229 or karen.popelarski@utdallas.edu.


Contact Jenni Huffenberger, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4431, jennib@utdallas.edu

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