‘THINK FIRST’ PROGRAM

‘THINK FIRST’ PROGRAM PRESENTED AT ST. JUDE’S-“Think First” is a nationally recognized program dedicated to preventing traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries in young people. The program’s central message is “safety through awareness and prevention of disabilities.” Valuable tips on how to stay safe especially in sports and recreational situations and what happens should a person become injured were offered by Mr. Matthew Banford, Think First Coordinator for Luzerne County Allied Services, and Mr. Joey Chinchar, Think First speaker. First through eighth grades attended the program to make them aware that traumatic injuries are the number one cause of death and disability among children, teens, and young adults. Shown from left: Banford, Alyson Rymar, Tommy Shafer, Michael McCarthy, McKaylia Ward, and Chinchar.