On With Life, in partnership with the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa, will be giving away 500 free bicycle helmets at the Iowa State Fair on Thursday, August 16. The helmet giveaway is first come, first serve and will include toddler, youth and adult bicycle helmets. Learn more!
This August, join On With Life for the third annual Wear Your Helmet at Work event! Iowa is one of only three states that does not have any laws related to helmet usage. While 22 states have helmet use laws applying to minor bicyclists and 47 have helmet use laws for motorcyclists, Iowa has neither law. As a brain injury rehabilitation provider, On With Life sees the impact of no helmet law, and we'd like to educate and encourage our lawmakers to consider passing those laws in Iowa.
To raise awareness of the need for helmet laws in Iowa, we are trying to get as many individuals and organizations to wear their helmets at work for one hour on Thursday, August 16. On With Life understands the need for helmet laws, which is why we'd like to encourage our lawmakers to pass helmet regulations in Iowa.
There are many ways to get involved with our campaign this year, including:
Become an ambassador and pledging to wear your helmet at work for one hour on August 16.
Encourage your business or organization to sign up as ambassadors as well
Share pictures of you and your team wearing helmets on August 16 on social media with the hashtag #HelmetsIowa
Spread the word to your personal network and recruiting others to participate
Cheer us on at the Ankeny Summerfest on July 14 and the Iowa State Fair parade on August 8
Stop by the Iowa State Fair Farm Bureau Park tent on August 16 and pick up a free helmet
Local to Des Moines? Order the "Don't Be Pigheaded: Wear a Helmet" pizza at Fong's Pizza during the month of August! Proceeds from this custom pizza will be donated to the On With Life Foundation. Follow us on Facebook for more information.
To see pictures from previous year's event, click here. We had many great organizations participate in 2017, including Principal, The Iowa Clinic, Mercy Medical Center and EMC Insurance. This year, we would love for your organization to join us this year on the ever-growing list of ambassadors! Please fill out the form below if you are interested. We'll be collecting a list of ambassadors and posting them on our website and social media sites. Additionally, a toolkit will be distributed to ambassadors including statistics related to helmet use and brain injuries caused by head trauma to accompany social media posts.
Thank you for helping us advocate for helmet laws in Iowa!