2nd Annual Back to School Blast Saturday
The Children’s Advocacy Program of The Children’s Hospital, a part of the Lee Memorial Health System, will participate in the 2nd Annual Back to School Blast to be held at the Edison Mall Saturday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Safe Kids’ trained fitters will fit children with free bicycle helmets while supplies last.
“We have 100 helmets of various sizes,” said Liz Moreno, child advocate at The Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties Coordinator. “We will measure the child’s head and fit the appropriate size helmet to them. As long as we have the right size helmet for the child, we’re happy to give them away.”
Additionally, information will be available regarding Backpack Safety, Safe Walking to School, Safety Tips for Riding the Bus, and Parked Cars – Dangerous for Kids.
The Edison Mall is located on Cleveland Avenue of Fort Myers.
The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, located within HealthPark Medical Center, is part of the Lee Memorial Health System in Lee County, Florida. As the only facility of its kind between Tampa and Miami, The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is dedicated to giving children and teenagers the highest level of medical and surgical care available anywhere. Lee Memorial Health System’s Foundation, through its role as the primary fund-raising entity for The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, is proud to be affiliated with Together For Kids – The National Support Network for Children’s Hospitals.