PORTLAND, OR — October 16, 2017 — Go To Ortho is an immediate injury orthopedic clinic in Lake Oswego. This October, they want to help prevent injuries before they happen by launching a “Be Seen, Be Safe” Halloween campaign. All residents of Lake Oswego, West Linn and the greater Portland area are encouraged to stop by Go To Ortho and pick up a free safety light to wear on Halloween night.
This giveaway is not limited to children. People of all ages can pick up and wear a free safety light. The Go To Ortho safety lights are easy to attach to clothing, jackets or your trick-or-treater’s Halloween costume. Joggers, walkers and cyclists will also find them useful to wear as the days get shorter. These safety lights can be turned on and off, which gives them a longer battery life.
“We are excited to offer this to the community this year,” said Dr. Steve Madey, Go To Ortho partner. “It’s well documented that Halloween can be one of the most dangerous nights each year for pedestrians. Making yourself visible to traffic by wearing reflective clothing or a safety light, or carrying a flashlight is one of the top ways pedestrians and cyclists can prevent accidents. We hope this light helps provide visibility year round, not just at Halloween.”
No purchase is necessary to pick up your free safety light from Go To Ortho. Just stop by the clinic, located at 4103 Mercantile Drive in Lake Oswego, and ask for one at reception. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Please limit your request to one safety light per person or child. (For example, a mother of three can request four lights – one for herself and each of her children.)
Halloween—One of the Most Dangerous Nights of the Year
Trick-or-treating and going to parties makes Halloween fun and memorable. Unfortunately, because more people—children, teens and adults—are walking around on Halloween night, and because many people drink at parties, Halloween is also one of the most dangerous nights of the year for accidents, injuries and even fatalities.
According to the Center for Disease Control, children are at an even greater risk of injury from traffic accidents due to their small size, inability to judge distances and speeds, and lack of experience with traffic rules. Pedestrians ages 15 to 29 are more likely to be treated in for accident-related injuries compared to any other age group.
Plan ahead this Halloween: stop by Go To Ortho today and ask for your free safety light.