Bike Helmet Record = 6,000 Kids Protected

Huge shout-out to the TMA family! Thanks to your collective efforts, TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads is putting more than 6,000 helmets on Texas children in October. That's the most helmets we've ever given in one month. TMA declared October as Hard Hats for Little Heads Month to mark the program's 20th birthday and to celebrate 20 years of keeping kids safe. 

"This month represents 20 wonderful years of TMA giving and saving the lives of little Texans, one helmet at a time," said Ernest D. Buck, MD, a Corpus Christi pediatrician and chair of TMA's Council on Health Promotion, which oversees the Hard Hats program. "Fitting helmets at an event is personally rewarding, giving a hands-on way to interact with children and teach the importance of always wearing the helmet."

All year, TMA has rallied your involvement, and you heeded the call to help us not just meet — but exceed — our lofty goal to give away 5,000 helmets statewide this month. Physicians, medical students, county medical societies, TMA Alliance chapters, and other volunteers will give 6,151 helmets at 44 events statewide. Special thanks to the Texas Academy of Family Physicians and the Texas Pediatric Society, which both supported multiple events for their members. 

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Hard Hats continues to push to give a record 34,000 helmets in 2014. To find out how you can sponsor a Hard Hats event, email Tammy Wishard, TMA's outreach coordinator, or call (800) 880-1300, ext. 1470, or (512) 370-1470. 

Hard Hats for Little Heads is made possible through a grant from the TMA Foundation thanks to top donors — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Prudential, and two anonymous foundations — and generous gifts from physicians and their families, and friends of medicine. 

Action, Oct. 15, 2014

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April 23, 2018

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