Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Safe Kids Day

May 13, 2017

Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Safe Kids Day

Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Safe Kids Day

St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center hosted its annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Safe Kids Day on Saturday, May 13, 2017. In spite of the rain, several hundred children and their families attended the event and were fitted for and received free bike helmets, Personal Flotation Devices and had their bikes inspected.  We were very pleased that many organizations also participated to help teach the children about safety and injury prevention:  Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County, Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Capital Health, Economy Bike Shop, ETS, Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership, Greater Mercer TMA, Lawrence Township Health Department, Lawrence Township Police Department,  Lawrence Fire Department, Lightbridge Academy, Making Waves Swim School, McCaffrey’s Supermarkets, PNC Bank, Rutgers Mercer County 4-H, RWJ Hospital at Hamilton, Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey, St. Francis Medical Center and the Trenton Thunder.  We thank everyone for helping to keep our children safe!

Walk This Way: Pedestrian Safety Program

October 04, 2017

St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, the lead organization of Mercer County Safe Kids, and FedEx Express sponsored Safe Kids Walk this Way Program on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Lawrence Intermediate School.  The program is part of International Walk to School Day and the purpose of the event is to educate children, parents and teachers about pedestrian safety.  It focused on how to walk to and from school safely and how to assess the walking conditions surrounding the school and identify hazardous conditions.   Students were also able to sit in the driver’s seat of the FedEx vehicles so they could see first- hand how difficult it may be to see a child in front of the truck.

Participants included FedEx Express, St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, Greater Mercer TMA, the Lawrenceville Police Department, Trenton Thunder and Sustainable Lawrence. 

Following this program, the teachers and students will present their findings to the Lawrence Town Council.