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Patrol to promote helmet safety
A child who isn't wearing a helmet this summer while riding anything with wheels may be in for a surprise reminder.
Members of what is called the Hard Head Patrol -- employees and medical staff of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC -- will patrol neighborhoods this summer to raise awareness about helmet safety.
If they spot a child riding a skateboard, bicycle or other wheeled item without a helmet, they will give the child a coupon for a free helmet and fitting.
The Hard Head Patrol will make its rounds in a 2012 Kia Sedona that was donated Tuesday by Rob Cochran, president and CEO of No. 1 Cochran, at the No. 1 Cochran MegaCenter in Monroeville.
Children's Hospital also will use the vehicle for its other safety programs.
"The message Children's Injury Prevention Program brings to the community is invaluable. Injury prevention among children is a topic that cannot be ignored, and we feel honored to be a part of bringing awareness to the community," Mr. Cochran said.
On Aug. 9, a helmet fitting will be held at No. 1 Cochran Hyundai of South Hills, Dormont.
Yoga to help those who are grieving
A program designed for people who are grieving the death of a loved one will use yoga to help the bereavement process.
The free sessions, sponsored by Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home and endorsed by bereavement counselor A. Barbara Coyne, will be held on alternating Fridays, beginning at 7 p.m. June 22 at Keystone Health Club and Cafe, 655 Braddock Ave., East Pittsburgh.
For information about the program, call yoga instructor Connie Tinsley, 412-443-4837. For other information and directions: 412-824-8800.
First Published June 14, 2012 8:57 am