International Helmet Awareness Day

A campaign called Riders4Helmets has one simple goal: to educate equestrians on the benefits of wearing a properly fitted, certified helmet.

Riders4Helmets was formed in honor of 2008 Olympian rider Courtney King-Dye who suffered a serious brain injury in March 2010 when a horse she was riding tripped and fell. She was not wearing a helmet. Since the campaign started, International Helmet Awareness Day, today July 12, has been created to bring attention to the importance of helmets. So the next time you hop up in the saddle be sure to strap on a helmet to protect yourself from serious injury!

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About Farm Safety For Just Kids

Farm Safety For Just Kids is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to rural children and youth. We produce and distribute educational materials addressing various dangers commonly found in the rural environment. Farm Safety For Just Kids is supported by a chapter network of grassroots volunteers located throughout the United States and Canada. The organization also has part-time outreach coordinators in several states. Chapters, outreach coordinators, and volunteers conduct educational programs to raise awareness about safety and health issues affecting their communities.
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