Great Falls, Virginia (PRWEB) October 25, 2005
Richard “Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man” Mudrinich will be dressing-up as himself again this Halloween. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is a “caped crusader” working tirelessly to prevent lawn mower accidents and to promote yard safety. He will be going trick-or-treat from house-to-house, to share his Halloween treats - his grass cut safety flyer.
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em."
- Act ii, Sc. 5, Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare
Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider. Bruce Wayne was transformed by the tragic death of his parents. The Fantastic Four were bombarded with Cosmic Rays. For Richard Mudrinich, of Great Falls, Virginia, greatness came in the form of a lawn mower accident.
“As a show of support for yard safety awareness and a tribute to all those people who have gotten hurt, including severe amputations, I encourage both children and adults to dress-up as yard safety super heroes. In essence, I want to blast my public service safety message to create awareness so that people do not get hurt. Halloween is a great way for everyone to play yard safety super hero for a day,” shares Rescue Rick.
“In the Fall, individuals often use their lawn mowers to mulch fallen leaves. The slippery leaves contribute to the increased risk of a lawn mower accident,” cautions Rescue Rick. “Watch out for sticks and objects hidden by the leaves as well as slippery slopes. Halloween affords yet another fun time to share the preventive message in another unique way.”
Rescue Rick is a renaissance yardman, utilizing various art forms to communicate his safety message. “I want to educate and entertain the general public regarding the importance of yard safety. Lawn mower accidents happen in a split-second, often resulting in life-altering outcomes that sometimes include amputation. I learned this from first-hand experience when I amputated part of my left foot while cutting the grass,” shares Rescue Rick.
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man wants to create awareness regarding the frequency and severity of lawn mower accidents and to promote preventive measures to rescue individuals and families from the dreaded experience associated with yard accidents. Each year, there are about 100,000 lawn mower accidents. Furthermore, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that hospital emergency rooms treat more than 400,000 outdoor garden-tool-related accidents each year. Estimates from past statistics indicate that yardwork accidents fatally injure more than 3,000 people. According to Rescue Rick, "Think before you cut. It hurts. I encourage you to heed the outdoor power equipment safety precautions and to promote grass cut safety!"
About Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm)
Richard “Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man” Mudrinich is an artist and entrepreneur with a social conscience. He is an advocate and promoter of yard safety. He is a renaissance yardman, utilizing various art forms to communicate his safety message. In addition, he is the Founder of the Society of Lawn Mower Amputees and Friends. He graduated from the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business (MBA) and the Pennsylvania State University (Bachelor of Science – Chemical Engineering). He has maintained a steady passion for entrepreneurship and social ventures for several years, including serving as a volunteer with the Carnegie Mellon Entrepreneurship Network and the MIT Enterprise Forum. He lives in Great Falls, Virginia and Hermitage, Pennsylvania. For additional information, please visit the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) website at http://www.rescuerick.com and BLOG at http://rescuerick.blogspot.com to provide interactive feedback.
Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm)
228 Walker Road, #2
Great Falls, Virginia 22066
United States of America