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UPMC Altoona Trauma Service, Kohlís Sponsor Helmet Fitting Event

ALTOONA, Pa., July 17, 2017 - UPMC Altoona Trauma Service joins Kohlís of Altoona for a free helmet fitting/giveaway event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at Kohlís parking lot, 213 Sophira Drive. All kids are encouraged to be ďHard Heads.Ē Bring your child to receive a properly sized and fitted helmet.

This community event is open to children ages 1- to- 20-years-old and is meant to educate children on the importance of wearing helmets while riding anything on wheels. Child must be present.

The Kohlís Hard Head Patrol program is made possible through Kohlís Caresģ Cause Merchandise. Through this initiative, Kohlís sells $5 books and plush toys, where 100 percent of the net profit benefits childrenís health programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one.

For information, call UPMC Altoona Trauma Injury Prevention at 814-889-6098.

About UPMC Community Benefits

UPMC provides more than $892 million a yearóor more than $2.4 million a dayóin total IRS-defined community benefits, including more care to the Pittsburgh regionís most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution. This includes $313 million in charity care and unreimbursed amounts for programs for the poor, covering 70 percent of the regionís charity care, more than twice as much as all other western Pennsylvania hospitals combined; $217 million in community health programs, events and contributions, supporting services that may otherwise not be available; and $362 million for medical research and education, funding 98 percent of all hospital-supported research in the region. Over the past five years, UPMC has dedicated nearly $4 billion to community-focused programs and services, making a substantial impact for the well-being of the people who live, work, learn and raise their families in western Pennsylvania. The complete UPMC Community Benefits Report is available online at upmc.com.

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