Eye Health For National Cheerleading Week

Of course there is a National Cheerleading Week and it is the first week in March. Founded in 2005 with  ‘The goal is to build a more positive image of cheerleading by engaging in group activities, community service and fundraising projects.‘ There is even a website www.nationalcheerleadingweek.com

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Courtesy: Sight Gags

While is doesn’t seem to be that many eye injuries in cheer-leading, there are plenty of sprained limbs and concussions. There have even been some paralysis. It is quite a dangerous and competitive sport.

Eye Bogglers:

  • There are over 3 Million Cheerleaders in the United States
  • 60% of sports injuries are from a stunt
  • 97% of todays Cheerleaders are female.
  • Cheerleading began in 1880 at Princeton University
  • Over 50% of serious injuries that occur in female athletes are due to the sport of cheerleading.
  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that cheerleading led to 16,000 emergency room visits in 2002 – Source

 

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