UTMB TMA Chapter to Give 100 Children Bike Helmets at Community Event

 Dec. 4, 2017

 

  • WHAT: The McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine, along with Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) Student Chapter, will give 100 Galveston kids a free bicycle helmet through TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program. UTMB Health volunteers will teach parents and children how wearing a properly fitted helmet can protect them from most head injuries when riding.

    TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program was created in 1994 to help prevent head injuries by encouraging helmet use for all sports on wheels: bicycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, and riding a scooter. TMA has given 280,000 helmets to Texas children since the program began. 

  • WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, from 5-7 pm 

  • WHERE: UTMB Health Galveston campus, in front of the Jamail Student Center 

  • WHO: UTMB Health medical students and Galveston children 

  • WHY: Texas physicians and medical students want Texas children to be active — and safe. Wearing a bicycle helmet is an easy way to prevent injury. Head injury is the most common cause of death and serious disability from bike crashes. 

Note: Free parking available at Mechanic and 12th in the DA Lot.

Hard Hats for Little Heads is made possible through a grant from TMA Foundation, the association’s philanthropic arm. The program is supported in 2017 by top donors — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, an anonymous physician and spouse, TMAF Make-A-Difference donors, and the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio — and generous gifts from TMA and TMA Alliance members, and friends of medicine.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 50,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.

Contact:  Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear@texmed.org

Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper@texmed.org

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