SMARTRISK Heroes is an internationally acclaimed travelling road show that encourages young people to choose to take smart risks. The goal is to help youth see the risks in their everyday lives and to take those risks in the smartest way possible so that they can enjoy life to the fullest.
SMARTRISK Heroes combines a large-scale full-motion DVD presentation with a live talk given by a young injury survivor, who speaks candidly about how the injury has affected his or her life and presents the positive choices that can be made to reduce the risk of injury. The program's five key messages are: Buckle Up, Look First, Wear the Gear, Get Trained, Drive Sober.
SMARTRISK, a non-profit injury prevention organization, was founded in 1992 by a pediatric heart surgeon who was so distressed at the toll injury was taking on young lives that he left a career in medicine to devote his life to injury prevention.