100,000 Helmets and Counting

TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads program reached a major milestone in May. Thanks to TMA physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members, TMA has given away more than 100,000 bicycle helmets to children across the state.

During the past five years, TMA increased the number of helmets given by more than 200 percent, from 8,390 in 2006 to 17,792 in 2010. Already in 2011, more than 8,000 helmets have been given at 70 events.

Hard Hats for Little Heads, created in 1994, encourages children to exercise safety by wearing a properly fitted helmet every time they bike, skate, skateboard, or ride a scooter. The TMA Foundation provides funding, thanks to top donors – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Prudential, and an anonymous foundation – and gifts from physicians and their families.

To find out how you can give helmets in your community and help TMA reach 200,000 helmets, email the TMA Outreach Coordinator or call (800) 880-1300, ext. 1470, or (512) 370-1470.

Action, July 5, 2011