The Concho Valley County Medical Society is giving away and fitting 100 bicycle helmets for children at the Back-to-School Event at Sunset Mall on Saturday, Aug. 13, 11 am-1 pm.


As children return to school, San Angelo physicians want them to exercise by riding their bicycles to school safely.  Putting a helmet on is a great start and a simple way to assure each child’s health and safety.

On average, 250 children in the United States under the age of 14 die each year because of a bicycle crash. Another 300,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for severe head injuries. Many of these injuries could have been prevented if the children had worn bicycle helmets.

Any child can receive a free helmet as long as supplies last.  Local physicians will be on hand to properly fit the helmets.

This giveaway is sponsored by the Concho Valley Medical Society and the Texas Medical Association.