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Celebrate Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is brain injury awareness month!

At On With Life, we know firsthand the importance of wearing helmets. Helmet use has been estimated to reduce the odds of head injury by 50%, yet Iowa is one of only three states without helmet laws in place for bicyclists or motorcyclists. Prevention is just as important to us as rehabilitation, which is why we're challenging everyone to always wear your helmet and help raise awareness for helmet safety.


Join us! 

  • Make a donation to support the purchase of bike helmets for kids. Donations made TODAY, March 13, will be matched by On With Life Board Member Steve Van Oort, up to $1,000. Click on the link below to donate. 

  • Wear your helmet when doing activities that put you at risk for head injury - riding bikes, motorcycles, skateboards or scooters, playing contact sports, rollerblading, going horseback riding and skiing or snowboarding.

  • Share a photo of your helmet hair on social media using the hashtag #HelmetHairDontCare.

  • Visit the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa's website to learn more about their advocacy for helmet usage in Iowa. 

Watch for more information on #HelmetsIowa initiatives by liking us on Facebook or visiting us online. We'll be doing a helmet giveaway this spring on Facebook! 

Your support takes the cake!

Crème Cupcake + Dessert is hosting a Desserts and Donations event today, and 10% of the proceeds from purchases will go toward the On With Life Foundation! If you're local, consider stopping by for a treat - simply mention On With Life at the register. The promotion runs for in-store (543 28th Street, Des Moines) purchases only. Crème's hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Donate for Brain Injury Awareness Month! 

Your gift will support the purchase of bike helmets for kids, and On With Life Board Member Steve Van Oort will match every donation made on March 13 up to $1,000.