Don't Thump Your Melon


Since 1995, the Don't Thump Your Melon program has been a joint venture of the Regional Health Foundation, and the Rapid City Regional Hospital Auxiliary.

The Don't Thump Your Melon Program provides helmets to those in need, proper fitting of helmets, and bicycle safety education.

“If even one brain injury for a child or young adult is prevented in our community, then our efforts are worthwhile as we continue to support our purpose of helping patients and communities live well,” said Alexa Stulken, Children’s Miracle Network Regional Program Coordinator, Regional Health Foundation.

How to properly fit a bicycle helmet

Luke's Story

Mary Malik's son suffered a severe head injury as the result of a bicycle accident. It was one time he wasn't wearing a helmet.
Mary shared the story to make others aware of the role helmets play in bicycle safety.

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DTYM Activity Booklet

DTYM Passport


Upcoming Events 2018

Kids Carnival (Main Street Square, Rapid City) - June 2nd  11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Downtown Friday Nights (Spearfish) - June 8th 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Spearfish Wellness Fair – April 14th 10:30 am  – 2:30 pm

School events 2018:

    Knollwood – March 22

    Horace Mann – April 20

    Rapid Valley – May 4