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Monday
Jun192017

American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Bike Helmet Giveaway

June 17 was Brain Health Day at the Mill City Farmers Market, and MCFM sponsor American Academy of Neurology (AAN) once again held their wildly popular bike helmet giveaway. By 8:00am there was a waiting line trailing down the block and around along Washington Avenue, all patiently waiting to receive one of the 1,000 complimentary helmets.

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

AAN also hosts a piano through Pianos on Parade, a popular summer program from the Minneapolis Downtown Council. Music is sometimes used as supplemental therapy along with traditional treatments for neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia. The piano is placed in the sensory garden area in front of the AAN headquarters for the public to play every day from 8:00am to 9:00pm until June 30, 2017.

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

The Minneapolis Police Bike Cops for Kids team was also at the event, handing out ice cream and other goodies. With a grant from the Ciresi Foundation, support from the PEACE Foundation, and a partnership with Penn Cycle, they've used bike helmets to connect with kids in north Minneapolis since 2009.

AAN has donated an additional 1,100 helmets to the Minneapolis Police Department Bike Cops for Kids, SPOKES/Cycles for Change, St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health, Extended Learning Summer School/Minneapolis Public Schools, Brain Injury Alliance Minnesota and Hennepin County Health Care for the Homeless.

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

June 17, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Many thanks to AAN for their generosity to the community! :D

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