Scott Co. bike helmet handout raising awareness

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - There was an unexpected giveaway on Saturday at Walmart in Georgetown. It's helping raise awareness for head injuries.

Georgetown resident, Todd Gregory handed out helmets today at no charge for folks in Georgetown who bike without a helmet.

It's all part of an initiative to help raise awareness for head injuries.

After receiving a brain injury as result of a tumor, Gregory started raising money for the helmets.

Last spring he raised $1,675 from companies in Georgetown, Ghent and Louisville.

"There's always going to be a stick in the road you don't see and someone's going to make you wreck your bike or scooter and you're gonna fall and the head being the heaviest part of the body is gonna hit first," Gregory says. "And you need to protect your head as best you can for the simple fact the brain doesn't heal like a broken leg or broken arm does."

According to the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky: helmets have been shown to prevent 85% of brain injuries.

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