Amscot Financial Will Partner with Local Law Enforcement to Distribute Bike Helmets in 17 Florida Counties

 

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Oct. 6, 2017 20:01 UTC

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented
financial services, will donate and distribute more than 12,000 free
bike helmets on Saturday, October 7th in 17 Florida counties
where the company operates branch locations.

The helmets are available in three sizes: small, medium and large, and
are being targeted towards children in pre-school and elementary school.
They will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by Amscot Financial
managers and by law enforcement personnel in the parking lots of the
locations listed below. This marks the 15th year that Amscot Financial
has donated and distributed free bike helmets in counties where it does
business.

A report released in August 2015 by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention finds that Florida has the highest rate of bicycling deaths
of any state in the nation — 0.57 per 100,000 people, more than double
the nationwide rate of 0.23 per 100,000.1 In one medical
study, 79% of all patients for bicycling related injuries were between
the ages of 5 and 14.2 Moreover, studies have shown that
bicycle helmets – when properly worn – can prevent 88% of serious brain
injuries.3

“No child should ever suffer a serious head injury because he or she
didn’t have a bike helmet,” says Ian MacKechnie, founder and CEO of
Amscot Financial. “We’ve heard many stories throughout the years on how
this program has protected child after child from being seriously
injured.”

FREE Bike Helmets will be available at these Amscot branches:

County

Amscot Branch

City

Brevard 1515 Palm Bay Road Melbourne
2711 Clearlake Road Cocoa
Broward

5521 W Oakland Park Boulevard

Lauderhill

13668 W SR 84 Davie
352 S Flamingo Road Pembroke Pines
297 S Pompano Parkway Pompano Beach
Hardee 1530 US Hwy 17 Wauchula
Hernando 19422 Cortez Boulevard Brooksville
Highlands 32319 Broadway Street Sebring
Hillsborough 105 W Alexander Street Plant City
7731 Palm River Road Tampa
2204 E Hillsborough Avenue Tampa
8231 W Hillsborough Avenue Tampa
1502 E Fletcher Avenue Tampa
5002 E Busch Boulevard Tampa
Lake 1100 W North Boulevard Leesburg
17195 US Hwy 441 Eustis
Manatee 3611 1st Street E Bradenton
737 8th Avenue W Palmetto
Miami-Dade 19355 S Dixie Hwy Cutler Bay
885 W 49th Street Hialeah
891 NE 8th Street Homestead
19839 NW 2nd Avenue Miami Gardens
6788 SW 40th Street Miami
27105 S Dixie Highway Naranja
709 NW 183rd Street Miami Gardens
Orange 4304 Clarcona Ocoee Road Orlando
2033 Americana Boulevard Orlando
4445 Silver Star Road Orlando
769 N Apopka Vineland Road Orlando
501 W Orange Blossom Trail Apopka
Osceola 1084 Cypress Parkway Kissimmee
1021 Buenaventura Boulevard Kissimmee
1120 W Vine Street Kissimmee
Pasco 3416 US Highway 19 N Holiday
11932 US Highway 19 N Port Richey
36640 SR 54 Zephyrhills
21621 Village Lakes Land O Lakes
Pinellas 2551 34th Street S St. Petersburg
6596 Park Boulevard Pinellas Park
1300A 34th Street N St. Petersburg
911 62nd Avenue S St. Petersburg
Polk 35938 US 27 Haines City
1413 US Highway 98 S Lakeland
111 Cypress Gardens Boulevard Winter Haven
Sarasota 4206 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota
Seminole 2430 French Avenue Sanford
3030 E Semoran Boulevard, #204 Apopka
Volusia 2618 Enterprise Road Orange City
979 W Int’l Speedway Boulevard Daytona Beach
2177 Howland Boulevard Deltona
1697-D N Woodland Boulevard Deland

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Amscot Financial is a leading provider
of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, including cash
advances, check cashing, bill payment, money transfers, prepaid access
cards and money orders. Amscot Financial currently operates 237 retail
financial service centers throughout Florida and employs close to 2,000
associates. For more information on Amscot’s products and services,
community involvement, and career opportunities, please visit the
company’s website at www.Amscot.com.

1 Florida’s bike death rate highest in nation; http://www.tbo.com/news/politics/floridas-bike-death-rate-highest-in-nation-20150829/

2 National Center for Biotechnology Information; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18936286
via Florida Cycling Law Blog; http://floridacyclinglaw.com/blog/archives/bicycle-helmet-lawsuits

3 Pediatrics, Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics; http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/108/4/1030.full.pdf+html