The Toral Family Foundation and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Center of Excellence, have partnered to launch the Summer 2012 WalkSafeTM and BikeSafeTM initiatives in Miami.
Aimed at elementary and middle-school age students, these programs increase safety knowledge around laws governing walking and bicycling, provide education around the responsibilities of pedestrians and bikers for the best safety outcomes, and promote the benefits of an active lifestyle. The Toral Family Foundation got involved to further promote the message of reducing risk of paralysis (injury to the spinal cord) and head injury.
“Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents nationwide, and the rate could significantly be reduced by taking simple safety precautions like wearing a bike helmet, properly securing child car seats and recognizing the signs of a concussion” noted Toral Family Foundation Director and Toral Law, P.A. senior partner Frank Toral.
Vacations and outdoor recreational activities enjoyed in the warm weather months are increased opportunities for accidents. Taking precaution is the single most effective way to reduce risk of a serious injury.
For more information about the organizations’ efforts read the full release at the Miami Project.