Arthritis affects one in every five adults and more than 300,000 children according to the Arthritis Foundation. It damages joints and inflicts severe pain upon those suffering from the disease.
At the walk, Texas Orthopedics also will donate 100 kids’ bike helmets as part of the Hard Hats for Little Heads giveaway program. This program is in place to encourage wearing helmets to reduce head injury among children while biking, skateboarding, rollerblading, or riding a scooter.
Trauma to the head is the most common cause of disability or death in a bike crash, but a properly fitting helmet can prevent up to 85 percent of head injuries.