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Children get free bicycle
helmets at Kirby Park event
The spirit of both celebration and safety prevailed at Kirby Park on Saturday in spite of rain showers that had many taking shelter under umbrellas and in tented areas of the Fourth of July fireworks annual event.

Welcome to HKQ Kids®, a non-profit fund established by Attorney Joe Quinn and the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn for the purpose of promoting child safety in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The HKQ Kids® Fund is administered by the Luzerne Foundation.

Our mission is to promote child safety and public awareness of child hazards through our annual bicycle helmet giveaway, free safety training seminars for child caretakers like babysitters and coaches, and educational outreach programs.

HKQ Kids®, which is administered by the Luzerne Foundation, was established in November 2005 after a settlement in the case of Torajee Bobbett, a 4-year-old boy who died in 2001 as a result of negligent care at Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

“HKQ Kids® honors the many families we've represented whose children were injured or killed as a result of totally preventable hazards," said Quinn, senior personal injury attorney at HKQ. "It is our fervent hope that HKQ Kids® will help prevent those kinds of tragedies in the future."