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Children’s Hospital, UnitedHealthcare and the New Orleans Police Department teach local youth about bicycle and helmet safety at bike safety rodeo

Event raises awareness for bicycle safety and aims to help children live healthier lives.

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Jan. 28, 2019) – As part of a UnitedHealthcare public service campaign to reinforce the importance of wearing helmets when cycling, UnitedHealthcare employees in partnership with Children’s Hospital and Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana, discussed nutrition and fitness, healthy exercise, and demonstrated how to properly ride bikes and wear bicycle helmets during an event held Saturday.

Hosted on the Children’s Hospital campus, NOPD officers led bicycle safety demonstrations for youth ages 6-18. Fifty bicycles with helmets were donated by UnitedHealthcare to young patients at Children’s Hospital New Orleans and members of the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana.

“Children’s Hospital was thrilled to partner with UnitedHealthcare and the New Orleans Police Department to educate parents and children in our community on bike and helmet safety while promoting the importance of regular exercise and healthy living,” says John R. Nickens IV, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Hospital. “What better way to do this than through UnitedHealthcare’s generous donation of new bicycles?”

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About Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Children’s Hospital is a 224-bed, not-for-profit regional medical center offering the most advanced pediatric care to children from birth to 21 years. With more than 400 physicians trained in more than 40 subspecialties, it is the only full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.