If you’ve participated in an organized race in the past few years, you were likely given a bib with your race number for easy tracking. You may not have realized that the back of your bib has another purpose; it often contains a form where you are asked to include the name and phone number of an emergency contact. The same is common at ski resorts where skiers are asked to provide the facility with this important information, just in case. But what happens if tragedy strikes, and your emergency contact can’t be reached?
LegalVault is a great resource for active children and adults. While most individuals don’t carry their wallets during a race or as they head down the slopes, the LegalVault Emergency Access Wallet Card can easily fit in one’s pocket or activity belt (or be taped to the back of a bib), and it is even water resistant. This card contains contact information for several individuals (which is helpful in case your first choice can’t be reached), allergies, a special note and most importantly instructions on how healthcare providers may retrieve your advance directives and a full list of medical conditions and medications being taken.
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