CURRY COUTY TO DISTRIBUTE HELMETS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH
The Curry County Health Council is participating in Brain Injury Awareness Month by distributing bicycle helmets to school-aged youth in Curry County. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. Common symptoms of a brain injury include but are not limited to a loss of consciousness, dilated or unequal size of pupils, dizziness, poor coordination, vomiting, balance problems, and confusion.
The New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability warns that children who do not wear helmets while riding bicycles, tricycles, skateboards, scooters, or skates are at risk for brain injury. To reduce the risk of brain injury, wear a bicycle helmet while riding a bicycle.
The Curry County Health Council received 250 bicycle helmets from the New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability. Bicycle helmets include sizes small, medium, large, and x-large. The bicycle helmets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning in March and continuing until all bicycle helmets are distributed. They will be available for pick up at the Curry County Administration Complex at 417 Gidding Street, Suite 100, during the office hours of 8 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Your child must be present to receive a properly fitted bicycle helmet.
For more information about the bicycle helmet distribution, please contact Curry County Administration at 575.763.6016.