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Home>Amscot Financial Will Partner with Local Law Enforcement to Distribute Bike Helmets in 17 Florida Counties

Amscot Financial Will Partner with Local Law Enforcement to Distribute Bike Helmets in 17 Florida Counties

Amscot Financial Will Partner with Local Law Enforcement to Distribute Bike Helmets in 17 Florida Counties

10/07/2017

Amscot Financial Will Partner with Local Law Enforcement to Distribute Bike Helmets in 17 Florida Counties

Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, will donate and distribute more than 12,000 free bike helmets on Saturday, October 7th in 17 Florida counties where the company operates branch locations.

The helmets are available in three sizes: small, medium and large, and are being targeted towards children in pre-school and elementary school. They will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by Amscot Financial managers and by law enforcement personnel in the parking lots of the locations listed below. This marks the 15th year that Amscot Financial has donated and distributed free bike helmets in counties where it does business.

A report released in August 2015 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that Florida has the highest rate of bicycling deaths of any state in the nation — 0.57 per 100,000 people, more than double the nationwide rate of 0.23 per 100,000.1 In one medical study, 79% of all patients for bicycling related injuries were between the ages of 5 and 14.2 Moreover, studies have shown that bicycle helmets – when properly worn – can prevent 88% of serious brain injuries.3

“No child should ever suffer a serious head injury because he or she didn’t have a bike helmet,” says Ian MacKechnie, founder and CEO of Amscot Financial. “We’ve heard many stories throughout the years on how this program has protected child after child from being seriously injured.”

FREE Bike Helmets will be available at these Amscot branches:

County

 

Amscot Branch

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