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Women & Children’s Hospital Hosts Skateboard Safety Day at Xtreme Wheels Skate Park
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A Skateboard Safety day hosted by The Regional Level I Pediatric Trauma Center for Western New York at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, in partnership with Kiwanis, will take place at Xtreme Wheels Skate Park on September 18 at 11 am.

To help avert future head injuries while skateboarding, head injury prevention education and demonstration activities will be presented by Dawn Melancon, R.N., Trauma Coordinator at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Kathleen Duke and Child Life Specialist Sue Mirabella. Head injury prevention programs will occur at the skate park from 11 am until 12:30 pm. Activities will include:

  • Education station, head injury prevention (jello brain, ‘egg drop’ demo)
  • Education promoting helmet use

Children participating will receive a skateboarding helmet and gear: including knee pads, wrist guards and also elbow guards on a first come first serve basis.

Xtreme Wheels Skate Park opened in 2003 and now has over 9,000 registered members. The park is 30,000 square feet of ramps and rails for inline skating, skateboarding, BMX bikes, and scooters. 

The Kiwanis have supported the Regional Level I Pediatric Trauma Center for Western New York at Women & Children’s Hospital for many years by sponsoring trauma education, injury prevention programs and equipment.

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a Kaleida Health facility and teaching hospital for the University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, is the regional center for specialized pediatric, perinatal and obstetrical services in Western New York and beyond.

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