CHICAGO (AP) – A Chicago hospital is giving away 1,000 bike helmets to promote safety as the summer biking season begins.

Swedish Covenant Hospital is holding a Summer Social on June 10. The first 1,000 people to attend will get a bike helmet. There also will be music, food trucks and entertainment.

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The Chicago Bike Ambassadors will do helmet fittings to ensure they fit properly.

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Anthony Guaccio is the president and CEO of Swedish Covenant Hospital. He says doctors at the hospital recognized the importance of wearing a bike helmet to prevent injuries. He says “We want all cyclists to have a safe summer.”

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