In conjunction with White Plains Hospital Medical & Wellness and Equinox, Burke will be taking part in Family Fun Day in Armonk on Oct. 1, where we will be giving away free bike helmets for kids and hosting a helmet fitting clinic.
Burke is the local affiliate of the ThinkFirst program, a national injury prevention program that provides safety education to school-age children in the hope of reducing serious injury. Burke physical therapists, who are ThinkFirst volunteers, present the program at schools and through community organizations as a way to help educate youth about personal vulnerability and risk taking behaviors. The program is offered free of charge.
“The ThinkFirst program is a great way for kids—and their parents—to learn and understand more about why helmet safety is important and what they can do to help prevent a life-changing injury from happening,” says Elizabeth Dominick, PT, DPT, NCS, program director of the Spinal Cord Injury/Neurological Program at Burke and Chapter Director of the ThinkFirst program.
The helmets are being made possible by a grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation thanks to the generous support of Forester Capital.
The event runs from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 99 Business Park Drive in Armonk, the site of Burke’s newest outpatient clinic. Along with the helmet fitting, there will be free fitness demonstrations, a Ted E. Bear Clinic, a balloon sculptor, pumpkin painting, food trucks, entertainment and more. There will also be on-site flu shots, mammogram scheduling and free tours of White Plains Hospital Medical & Wellness.
For more information on Burke’s ThinkFirst program, call (914) 597-2480. For more information on the event, call (914) 681-2628.