RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag is pleased to share that the Randolph Police Department received dozens of bicycle helmets from law firm Breakstone, White & Gluck and distributed the donated helmets to local children over the weekend.
The Boston-based personal injury law firm donated the helmets as part of its Project KidSafe campaign to encourage safe cycling and prevent head injuries.
The helmets were given away to Randolph children ages 12 and younger at the police station on Saturday, June 26 as part of the department’s bicycle safety program. Approximately 90 helmets were given to kids.
“Breakstone, White & Gluck has donated dozens of helmets to us for several years, and we are grateful for their dedication to keeping kids safe,” Chief Marag said. “Wearing a helmet is a good practice for children as it provides them with a vital layer of protection that helps to ensure their safety while they ride their bicycles.”
The Project KidSafe campaign was started by the law firm in 2013 as a way to reduce injuries and encourage children to wear helmets as soon as they start riding. Since 2013, the firm has donated 30,000 new bike helmets to children across Massachusetts.
Massachusetts law requires children who are 16 years old and younger to wear bicycle helmets when they ride. The Randolph Police Department encourages all cyclists to wear helmets no matter their age.
To learn more about Project KidSafe, visit www.bwglaw.com/bikes.