As part of Safe Kids Day, 500 free bicycle helmets will be distributed at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. The helmets will be given out on a first-come basis.
Safe Kids Day is an event organized by Safe Kids Palm Beach County that highlights what parents can do to protect their children. Safe Kids Palm Beach County is funded by Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County.
Helping distribute the helmets will be Tiffany Rivera and her 11-year-old son, Jaden. Jaden fractured his skull in March when he wasn’t wearing a helmet and fell off his bicycle. Tiffany wrote a Facebook post about what her son went through, emphasizing the importance of wearing a helmet. Her post went viral, shared more than 32,000 times and appearing in publications around the world. Jaden is now back in school.
In addition to the helmet giveaway, there will be:
- A bicycle rodeo put on by the YMCA of South Palm Beach County.
- A giant thermometer that shows how hot a locked car can get.
- More than a dozen games and demonstrations related to child safety.
WHEN AND WHERE: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Palm Beach Outlets, near the water fountain.