TMA Gives Away More Than 2,500 Bicycle Helmets in April

 Child Safety Month

 April 1, 2014

  •  WHAT:The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give away more than 2,500 free bicycle helmets in April — designated as Child Safety Month in Texas — to protect children from head injuries. TMA physicians and other volunteers will give Texas children free bicycle helmets at giveaway events across the state, and teach parents and children the importance of wearing a helmet, especially one that fits properly.

During 2014, TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program is celebrating its 20th year of keeping kids safe. In that time, TMA members have given away more than 170,000 helmets and plan to give away 34,000 free helmets in 2014.

  • WHEN:  April 5-27, 2014
  • WHERE:  Communities statewide, including yours (see schedule below)
  • WHO:  TMA physicians, medical students, TMA Alliance members (volunteers who are TMA physicians and TMA members’ spouses), and county medical societies

Texas physicians urge Texas children to be active but want them to stay safe. Wearing a bicycle helmet is a simple way to prevent injury. Head injury is the most common cause of death and serious disability from bike crashes.

TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program is supported by a grant from TMA Foundation thanks to generous funding from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) through its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families (HKHF) initiative. These events during Child Safety Month support HKHF’s efforts to make a significant impact on childhood health and wellness. BCBSTX has been the major supporter of Hard Hats for Little Heads since 2006.

Below is a schedule of TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads events across the state. Look for one in your community.

TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads Schedule: April 2014



Local Helmet Giveaway Sponsor

Location and Time


SPRHS Hopping Hands Food Drive and Health Fair Eggstravaganza

South Plains Rural Health Services and Amerigroup

Lobo Lake, 11th and Ave E, Levelland, 10 am-Noon


Wellness Bike Ride and Health Expo

Good Neighbor Healthcare Center

Robinson Jr. Community Center, 2020 Hermann Dr, Houston, 9 am


6th Annual Community Health & Wellness Fair

Khalida Yasmin, MD, and American Muslim Women Physicians Association

Islamic Association of North Texas, 840 Abram Rd, Richardson, 9 am-1:30 pm


6th Annual Marine Creek Health and Safety Fair

Tarrant County Medical Society (CMS) Alliance

Northwest YMCA Marine Creek Sports Fields, 4801 Marine Creek Pkwy,

Fort Worth, 10 am-1 pm


8th Annual Health Fair

Wichita CMS Alliance and City of Wichita Falls Traffic Department

Wichita Falls Health Department, 1700 3rd St, Wichita Falls, 9 am-1 pm


Trike-A-Thon for Safety (school event only, not open to the public)

Dallas CMS and Margaret Cone Head Start

Margaret Cone Head Start, 2919 Troy St, Dallas, 9:30 am


Heads Up for Safety (school event only, not open to the public)

Luis Benavides, MD, and Laredo Community College Camilo Prada Child Development Center

Laredo Community College Camilo Prada Child Development Center, 5500 S. Zapata Hwy, Laredo,9:30-11 am


Keller Fest

Jason Terk, MD, and Cook Children’s Keller

Keller Town Square, 201 Town Center Ln, Keller, 9:30 am-12:30 pm


Henrietta Elementary Bicycle Safety Program (for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders)

David Greer, MD, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Henrietta Elementary, 1800 E. Crafton, Henrietta, 9 am-2:30 pm



Hard Hats for Little Heads Event (for Boys and Girls Club only, not open to the public)

Blinn College Associate Degree Nursing Program and Rodriguez Wheel Alignment

Boys and Girls Club, 900 W. WMJ Bryan, Bryan, 4:30 pm


7th Annual Family Fun Ride

Anna Lincoln, MD, and City of Kyle and Recreation Department

Gregg-Clarke Park, 1100 W. Center St., Kyle, 8:30 am


H-E-B Second Saturday Screenings

St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center

H-E-B Pharmacy, 170 E. Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, 9 am-2 pm


United to Serve

Dan Sepdham, MD, and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School students

TJ Rusk Middle School, 2929 Inwood Rd, Dallas, 10 am-2:30 pm


Spring Extravaganza

Ector CMS Alliance and X-Out Youth Leadership Coalition

Mike Neely YMCA Central Park, Odessa, 3001 E. University, Noon-4 pm


Fitness Camino Kick Off

Aliya Husseini, MD; GO! Austin/VAMOS! Austin; and Foundation Communities 

Sierra Vista Apartments, 4320 S. Congress Ave, Austin, 9 am-Noon


Pasadena ISD Healthy Living Series

Baylor College of Medicine

Carmen Orozco Center, 1832 E Sam Houston Pkwy, Pasadena, 6 pm


McLane Children’s Eggstravaganza (Easter egg hunt and health fair)

Bell CMS Alliance

Front lawn, McLane Children’s campus, 1901 SW HK Dodgen Loop, Temple, 10 am-Noon


Taylor-Jones-Haskell-Callahan CMS Alliance Hard Hats for Little Heads event

Taylor-Jones-Haskell-Callahan CMS Alliance

Abilene Zoo, 2070 Zoo Ln, Abilene, 10 am-2 pm


Yester Fest

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Pine Street Market Days, Pine St, Bastrop, 9 am-5 pm


Bikes for Trikes


Cameron-Willacy CMS

Lincoln Park, 2100 East Ave, Brownsville, 9 am


African American Health Expo

Tarrant CMS Alliance

Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, 5100 CA Roberson Blvd, Fort Worth, 10 am-2 pm


North Texas Male Expo (registration required for attendance)

Tarrant CMS Alliance

Diamond-Hill Jarvis High School, 1411 Maydell St, Fort Worth, 9 am-2:30 pm


Viva La Salud

Travis CMS Alliance

El Buen Samaritano, 7000 Woodhue Dr, Austin, 9 am-Noon




Lone Star Family Health Center

Heritage Park, 200 Collins St, Conroe, 10 am-5 pm


Rasor Elementary Bike Rodeo (school event only, not open to the public)

Drs. Robert and Lisa Kotas 

Rasor Elementary, 945 Hedgecoxe Rd, Plano, 1-3 pm

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

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 47,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 112 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.

Contact: Pam Udall  
phone: (512) 370-1382  
cell: (512) 413-6807       

Brent Annear  
phone: (512) 370-1381  
cell: (512) 656-7320  

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