It was a Very Successful Health, Fun, and Fitness Fair held at the Wm. "Bill" Austen Youth Center in Cape Coral on Saturday, April 14th. Many kids of all ages were invited to attend from neighboring schools in Cape Coral to have fun & learn about fitness, health and safety.
Mary Orselli Ossichak, co-owner of Hollywood Bike Shop, located at 2728 Santa Barbara Blvd in Cape Coral, generously donated her time to help fit about 60 bicycle helmets on kids ages 1-16. Mary has over 23 of experience and is active in helping out with community events such as the Bike Rodeo that was held at Oasis Elementary School earlier in Feb.
This was the first time Holly Ford initiated a helmet distribution, and she hopes to have similar events in the future. Holly lost her son when he was riding a bike and was hit by a car. She says, "a helmet could save your child's life." She is donating her time and effort to helping the area kids. She doesn't want any parent to suffer what she has gone through and hopes to continue the program with the youth center. She says any child or teen needing a bicycle helmet should have one. Florida law requires that a child up to age 16 wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. Many parents and kids are unaware of the law.
Contact her if your child needs a bicycle helmet: SideWalks4Kids@mail.com
Report submitted by Steve Chupack, BWL's Cape Coral Representative