Kisling, Nestico & Redick Help Toledo Youth Suit Up for Bike Riding Season

Jun 27, 2019 Press Release

Law firm donates 200 helmets to YMCA of Greater Toledo

Toledo – In Ohio, currently only 10 to 20% of children wear bike helmets, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and if all children nationally ages four to 15 wore helmets, 39,000 to 45,000 head injuries would be prevented annually. Kisling, Nestico & Redick (“KNR”) wants to help increase the number of children wearing helmets to promote bike safety and, in turn, cut down on injuries.

Today, KNR donated 200 helmets to the YMCA of Greater Toledo. The kids receiving them – ages five to 11 – are participating in summer day camp at the YMCA Child Development Center at Byrnedale Elementary School.

“We want kids to be active during the summer and know that riding a bike is a great way to have fun and get exercise. But we also want them to be safe,” said Anthony Hall, managing attorney at KNR. “That’s why we’re spreading the message about the importance of wearing helmets every time you ride a bike. Unfortunately, we see many instances through our work of injuries that could have been prevented or lessened by strapping on a helmet.”

This initiative is a part of KNR’s year-long campaign, KNR Cares About Kids, which is focused on helping kids throughout Ohio reach their full potential. The law firm hopes its efforts will inspire others in the community to jump on board and pay it forward. KNR encourages everyone to share their deeds on social media using #KNRCares.

“Change happens when we all work together. Encouraging children to wear helmets while riding their bicycles is another way YMCA, in partnership with KNR, is making our community safer,” said Craig Palmer, vice president of youth development and educational initiatives at YMCA of Greater Toledo. “Being able to provide kids with helmets helps reinforce that they should wear one each time they hop on their bikes.”

For more information, visit the Kisling, Nestico & Redick website or call 1-800-HURT-NOW.