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TSRHC, Rotary Club of Dallas to Host 11th Annual Bike Rodeo and Child Safety Day

WHO: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients, families, volunteers and staff; Rotary Club of Dallas; Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities; Dallas Police Department; Dallas Fire Department; North Texas Poison Center; ONCOR; EPA; Texas Rangers law enforcement officials; additional community organizations

WHAT: Families with children of all ages are invited to celebrate April as Child Safety Month in Texas by attending Bike Rodeo and Child Safety Day for an educational and entertaining morning at TSRHC.

Child Safety Day is designed to teach community children about traffic safety and general safety including poison control and fire and water safety. Children will have the opportunity to see the Dallas Police Department and CareFlite helicopters land, meet the official Dallas Fire Department mascot, Sparky the Dog and take the “Safety Day Pledge.” Children also may participate in an official fingerprinting activity with the Dallas Police Department and explore the inside of a fire truck. Lunch will be served at this rain or shine event.

Bike Rodeo provides a safe environment for children to practice bicycle safety skills by riding on a course designed to simulate actual road conditions. The activities will help make children aware of bicycle safety issues and encourage parents to ensure that children always use safety equipment. Children will have their bikes inspected and have the chance to win a bike. Every child will receive a free bike helmet.

WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2012
10 a.m. Registration and event activities begin
11 a.m. Lunch
Noon CareFlite and Dallas Police helicopters land in the park
1 p.m. Event concludes

WHERE: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Jas. F. Chambers, Jr., Youth Fitness Park (corner of Oak Lawn and Maple Avenues)
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, Texas 75219

ABOUT TSRHC: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org.

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