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Mayo Clinic Health System Gives Away Free Bike Helmets

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MANKATO, MN -

Mayo Clinic Health System gave away bike helmets to a ton of kids, for free, at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota Saturday.
Families lined up, almost around the block, to get a properly fitted bike helmets for the family. Mayo Clinic Health System also gave away adult sized helmets too.
Their primary goal was to educate the kids on how to properly wear their helmets and give them tips on how to stay safe from common injuries.
Emergency Medicine staff say they often see bike injuries ranging from a bad scrape to severe head injuries.
 
"I love seeing the kids, how excited they are to get their helmets, and get these new helmets this year. And make sure they're fitting well. And it's fun getting to ask the kids 'do you like to wear your helmet?' And they're all saying yes so that's really exciting," Danielle McLaughlin said, who works in MCHS Mankato Emergency Medicine. 
 
Mayo Clinic Health System says they will do this kind of an event again, so keep your eyes open for when that next free helmet giveaway might be.