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Brenner Children’s Hospital to participate in Bike Rodeo on April 30

The Forsyth County chapter of SAFE KIDS will hold a Bike Rodeo, to celebrate National SAFE KIDS Week, on April 30th from 12 to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, on Kester Mill Road.

A bike course will be set up for children to ride and learn the basics of bike safety. Children must bring their own bicycles to participate in the bike course. A tent will be set up for participants to make minor repairs to their bikes.

Also, officers from the Winston-Salem Police Department will be available to fingerprint children. Ronald McDonald, the BMX racing team, Wally the Warthog and Pete the Paramedic will also be attending. The Lewisville Safety House will host an exhibit which will simulate a fire. The house teaches children what they should do in the event of a fire.

A fire truck from the Winston-Salem Fire Department will be parked at the event for children to explore, and drawings for prizes will be held throughout the afternoon. One hundred bike helmets will be given away. This event is sponsored by SAFE KIDS, Safe Communities and the Forsyth County Health Department. For more information, call Donna Joyner at 336-716-0649.

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Media Contact: Rae Bush (336) 716-6878, rbush@wfubmc.edu; Shannon Koontz (336) 716-2415, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu; or Karen Richardson (336) 716-4453, krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu.

About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Wake Forest Baptist is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Brenner Children’s Hospital. It is licensed to operate 1,282 acute care, rehabilitation, psychiatry and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report. Brenner Children’s was named one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation by Child magazine.

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