On September 23rd, five-year-old Max Wyatt was struck by a minivan at a 4-way stop on the Boise Bench and dragged for 40 feet. Witnesses were able to lift the van while Max’s dad pulled him out from under the vehicle and gave him life-saving CPR. Max was immediately flown to the children’s hospital in Salt Lake City and remains in critical condition.
THE MAX CAMPAIGN: NO MORE CHILDREN HIT!
Max’s parents and the Boise Bicycle Project have launched a safety, education, and awareness campaign called “The MAX” in an effort to prevent more children from getting hit. In just two weeks, The MAX campaign has featured a public safety meeting attended by several elected officials and hundreds of community members, has activated dozens of neighborhood safety initiatives, and has drawn thousands into the Boise Bicycle Project and other bicycle shops to create bicycle spoke bracelets supporting Max’s recovery and safer streets for our children.
On a sleepless night in the hospital with her son, Max’s mom, Courtney remembered a simple bracelet she had made from a bicycle spoke (photos above). The idea came to her to launch a bicycle safety cause using the bracelet. This bracelet became a symbol for...
“THE MAX! No more children hit! We've reached the Max!”
Swing by BBP or one of the participating bike shops to make your spoke bracelet today!
Do you have a the MAX shirt yet?
The MAX shirts are available in Youth, Women, and Men's sizes.
Money raised from T-shirt sales will go to the MAX campaign, and bicycle safety in our community.
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START SAVING LIVES TODAY!
Each week we're giving "The MAX" homework assignments. Each assignment has three action items that will take about 10-30 minutes each. Some of these action items are stand alone assignments, some build on the previous week's, all are designed to help you make a difference and save lives in your neighborhood.
You can find your homework HERE, or stay informed and share the homework with your friends/neighbors/families is on BBP'S FACEBOOK PAGE. Stick with it and pass these homework assignments onto others. Together we can make a difference for Max and all the children in our community.
Add your event here by emailing Jen@boisebicycleproject.org with the event details.
THE MAX Public Meeting recap - October 7th, 2015
Thank you to all who attended last night and all who supported from afar. It was not an easy night, because it's not a easy subject. We could tell some left excited and inspired, while others left feeling helpless and hopeless. We understand and identify with both sides, we've been there.
But, now is not the time to feel helpless and hopeless, because we have momentum on our side, we have Max and our children to fight for, and there is so much we can do. It starts with YOU!
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For more information on THE MAX Bicycle Awareness and Safety Campaign and how to participate, contact: Jimmy Hallyburton, BBP Executive Director at Jimmy@boisebicycleproject.org