UNE students, faculty and staff give away hundreds of helmets to promote brain safety

UNE students and faculty worked with volunteers from the Michael T. Goulet foundation to fit and distribute over 350 helmets

October 27, 2017

University of New England faculty, staff and student volunteers worked with the Michael T. Goulet foundation to outfit more than 450 people with properly fitting helmets in two days.

On Oct 20, Michael Burman, Ph.D., associate professor of Psychology, Jennifer Malon, M.S., M.P.H, program coordinator for the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function, and students Victoria Eaton (Neuroscience, ’19) and Makaela Rice (Biology, ’19) fit more 100 third graders with helmets as part of Biddeford Elementary School’s recognition of healthy behaviors for the Red Ribbon Campaign.  

On Oct 21, Burman, Eaton, Rice, Haley Lawlor (Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies, ‘19), Diana Braver (D.O., ‘20), and Mike Cyr (D.P.T. '21) worked with volunteers from the Michael T. Goulet foundation to fit and distribute more than 350 helmets to the public at the Saco Harvest Festival. Children and adults benefited from receiving professionally fit, multi-sport helmets at no cost to them.

To learn more about the University of New England’s Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, visit www.une.edu/research/cen

To apply, visit www.une.edu/admissions

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