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Brenner Children’s Hospital to participate in Bike Rodeo on April 5 and Car Seat Check on April 11

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Forsyth County chapter of SAFE KIDS will hold a Bike Rodeo on Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Toys R’Us on Silas Creek Parkway.

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.
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. Representatives from Brenner Children’s Hospital will also be on hand to answer questions about preventing childhood injuries.
This event is sponsored by SAFE KIDS and Safe Communities. For more information, call Donna Joyner at 336-716-0649.
Car Safety Seat Check to be Held on April 11
The Forsyth County Chapter of SAFE KIDS will hold a car seat check on Friday, April 11 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Wal-Mart in Kernersville. Officers from the Kernersville Police and Fire Departments will be on hand to inspect car seats and make sure they are secured properly.
Representatives from Brenner Children’s Hospital will also be on hand to answer questions about preventing childhood injury.

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 University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Brenner Children’s Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine and Piedmont Triad Research Park. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report since 1993. Wake Forest Baptist is ranked 32nd in the nation by America’s Top Doctors for the number of its doctors considered best by their peers. The institution ranks in the top third in funding by the National Institutes of Health and 4th in the Southeastern United States in revenues from its licensed intellectual property.

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