Cambridge Medical Center and the Allina Health North Branch Clinic are teaming up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz for the fourth year in a row to collect donated bicycles for kids in need throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Kids will also receive free bicycle helmets and concussion prevention information from Allina Health when the donated bikes are distributed in December.
"We want to help make it possible for every child to have a bike and participate in a healthy, fun and environmentally-friendly activity," says Kenneth H. Paulus, CEO of Allina Health.
Cambridge Medical Center and Allina Health North Branch Clinic employees and community volunteers will be at both sites on Saturday, October 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accept donations of gently used or new bikes. For a complete list of Allina Health collection sites across the region, go to allinahealth.org.
Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need. Last year Allina Health and
Free Bikes 4 Kidz collected more than 6,000 bikes. Free Bikes 4 Kidz is also seeking volunteers to help clean and prepare the donated bikes for distribution. For more information and to volunteer visit FB4K.org.