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Cory Watson Cares: Helmets for Kids

Cory Watson Attorneys launched Helmets for Kids to encourage children to always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. We provide free bicycle helmets for children, along with age-appropriate booklets encouraging bicycle safety and accident prevention. Cory Watson Attorneys has teamed with Children’s of Alabama, Childcare Resources, United Way of Central Alabama and other organizations to distribute more than 2,000 bicycle helmets to children who need them. From the time the training wheels come off, skinned knees, bumps, and bruises are just part of the learning curve as a child learns to ride a bike. Unfortunately, many serious accidents also occur. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 250,000 children are injured in bicycle-related crashes each year. Head injuries are among the most serious, and many of those injuries involve children who were not wearing helmets. Wearing a helmet has long been recognized as the single most important safety precaution a bicycle rider can take. Helmets are also recognized as an important tool in preventing head injury during tornadoes and other severe weather. Helmets can help prevent storm-related head injuries caused by flying debris. Staff at Children’s of Alabama recommend that families keep a helmet on hand for each family member to wear in addition to taking other precautions when there is a severe weather watch or warning. The Helmets for Kids program is part of the firm’s Cory Watson Cares community initiative. Through Cory Watson Cares, the firm partners with local non-profit organizations that expand educational opportunities, raise awareness of injury prevention, improve the community and help people live healthier, safer and happier lives.

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Komen North Central Alabama Recognizes Cory Watson as Sponsor of the Year 2012

Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama has named Birmingham law firm Cory Watson Attorneys as their 2012 “Sponsor of the Year.” The award recognizes the firm’s long- term support of the Race for the Cure and other Komen initiatives. The award was presented at the Annual Meeting of North Central Alabama Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “We greatly value our partnership with Cory Watson and everyone that makes up the incredible Cory Watson Team. Cory Watson and Susan G. Komen are truly partners in the fight against breast cancer in our community, and we appreciate the long-standing and consistent support of not only the Race for the Cure but also of our work year-round,” said Ellen Zahariadis, Executive Director of North Central Alabama Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Cory Watson Attorneys has sponsored the Race for the Cure since 2001. Co-founder Leila Watson has personally served as legal advisor for the local Komen Foundation chapter and has also served on the board. “We continue to be impressed with Komen’s devotion to helping women who have breast cancer and to developing scientific and medical research for a cure,” said Watson. “Birmingham has such great cancer research centers and brilliant doctors and researchers, that it is rewarding to raise support going directly to them and our community.” Komen presented the 2012 Community Partner of the Year award to Colonial Brookwood Village. Alexandra Harrison was recognized as 2012 Volunteer of the Year. About Cory Watson Cares At Cory Watson Attorneys, we are personally committed to giving back. Through our community outreach initiative, Cory Watson Cares, we partner with local nonprofit organizations to expand educational opportunities, improve our community, and help people lead healthier, safer, and happier lives. To learn more, visit CoryWatsonCares.com.

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Cory Watson Attorneys Donates 1,000 Bicycle Helmets to Children’s of Alabama

Birmingham law firm Cory Watson Attorneys is donating one thousand bicycle helmets to Children’s of Alabama through its Cory Watson Cares community initiative. The July 18, 2012, helmet donation launches the firm’s “Play it Smart, Play it Safe” campaign aimed at raising awareness that injury prevention plays a vital role in child health and safety.

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