HEADSTRONG DEMO DAY EDIT
SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
Get motorcycle, bicycle, skate, kayak, & climbing helmet discounts at local and online shops when you sign the Headstrong Pledge!
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The first 20 shirts have been claimed, but tell us why you choose to wear a helmet and you may be one of the lucky extras that get a free tee or tank!
IN THE STATE OF COLORADO
YOU HAVE THE CHOICE TO WEAR A HELMET
– unless your under 18 and ride a motorcycle, then you are required by law to wear a helmet –
SO WHY WEAR ONE?
Does your helmet fit properly?
What is a TBI (traumatic brain injury)? A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from a brief change in mental status or consciousness to an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. A TBI can result in short or long-term problems that effect your life and the lives of those who love you.
Did you know? Traumatic brain injuries can:
- Cause epilepsy
- Increase the risk for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease & Parkinson’s disease
Helmets provide a 66 to 88% reduction in the risk of head, brain and severe brain injury for all ages of bicyclists.
Up to 75% of skateboarders and snowboarders admitted to the hospital sustain head injuries.
As a physician, I often see the consequences of traumatic brain injury. Repetitive injuries to the brain, even when mild, can lead to cumulative effects that limit a person’s potential in life. Emotional lability, chronic headaches, slowing of your thinking speed, depression, and insomnia are just some of the results of these head injuries. When severe, you may end up in a vegetative state in a nursing home on life support where your family visits each week until your suffering becomes too much for them to bear and you are finally allowed to die a natural death. Helmet use reduces the risk of you losing your future. It’s a simple, quick process to throw a good looking helmet on your noggin.
For those financially inclined, every non-helmeted motorcycle crash that results in death saps our economy of $1,000,000 in production. That means your family doesn’t get to keep the home you built, the college savings you wanted for your children, or the retirement for your spouse. More importantly, your family loses a loved one. How tragic.
Go ahead. Be HeadStrong.Dr. Joe Adragna
Since completing a fellowship in pediatric traumatic brain injury in 2010, I’ve worked with dozens of families with children who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. The impact these injuries have on our children play out in many different settings and in different ways. In the home and school setting, we often see splintered skills and difficulty with executive functioning such as organization, emotional regulation, time management, and memory. A study completed in 2001-2003 found that only about half of children that ride a bicycle wear a helmet. Annually, there are approximately 26,000 traumatic brain injuries sustained by children from bicycle accidents that are treated in the emergency room. Sadly, the majority of these injuries may have been prevented had the child worn a properly fitted helmet. That is why we developed the head strong program. To increase awareness, promote helmet use, and decrease the risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Sign the pledge. Heed the helmet. Be #Headstrong.Dr. DoriAnn Adragna
Get access to HELMET DISCOUNTS when you pledge to be HEADSTRONG!
After you fill out the pledge below you will be taken to the helmet discounts page. Discounts are good June 1 – August 31, 2017.
What does it mean to be Headstrong?
To be Headstrong means you choose to give attention to today’s helmet culture, be aware of the effects of not wearing a helmet, and proudly lead the way for younger generations.
Be Aware • Start a Conversation • Join the helmet culture
HEED THE HELMET & PLEDGE TO BE HEADSTRONG
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