Part of Anaheim Fire & Rescue's mission is "ensuring the safety and welfare of the public we serve" and with this in mind, we developed the Wear Your Helmet Like A Pro program. Similar to wearing a seat belt when driving in an automobile, wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle, scooter or skateboard is critical for one’s safety. According to the experts, more than 1.7 million Americans suffer brain injuries every year from riders not wearing a helmet. Unfortunately, many cannot overcome the long term effects of a permanent head trauma.
Anaheim Fire & Rescue's Wear Your Helmet Like A Pro program focuses on helmet safety education for children ages 5 to 14. Thanks to generous donations from our partners, we have been able to offer approximately 4,000 safety helmets to Anaheim youth. Our goal is to provide a helmet for every child that needs one, but with more than 35,000 youth in Anaheim, we need your help. Your generous donation in any amount will be greatly appreciated and will help us get closer to our goal.
How Can You Help?
By giving to the Anaheim Community Foundation, you can help protect our children as they enjoy the fun and exercise that the outdoors brings. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to the Anaheim Community Foundation.
Click here to make a donation on-line or make a check payable to Anaheim Community Foundation (memo line: Wear Your Helmet Like A Pro). Checks can be mailed to Anaheim Community Foundation, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd, Ste. 433, Anaheim, CA 92805.
A Personal Testimony
Carmen Lofgren lost her son, Gary M. Lofgren- who was an Anaheim resident- in October of 2014 due to a head injury caused when he fell off his bicycle; he was not wearing a helmet. By sharing her personal testimony, she hopes that others realize that wearing a helmet can be a life-saving choice. Watch the video below to learn more about how Carmen has turned tragedy into a mission of advocacy for helmet safety.