March 19, 2018
- WHAT: To protect children from head
injuries and encourage safe exercise, the Texas Medical Association’s
Hats for Little Heads program will give 60 free bicycle
helmets to Henrietta Elementary School third to fifth grade students at
the school’s Bicycle Rodeo. Students must have a permission slip signed by
a parent to receive a helmet.
March 23, 10 am-3:30 pm
- WHERE: Henrietta ISD Football Stadium, 1700 E.
Crafton St., Henrietta
- WHO: Henrietta family physician T. David Greer, MD, along with volunteers from
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Henrietta Independent School
District Student Health Advisory Council, and Henrietta Parent-Teacher
Organization, and local elementary school children
- WHY: Falls from cycling are the No. 1 cause of
injury to children aged 14 and younger. Children
and their parents will learn the importance of wearing a helmet while
riding as the children receive a new, properly-fitted
“A lot of kids ride bikes to
school and for recreation, and we want to make sure they are riding safely,”
said Dr. Greer. “Wearing a helmet that fits correctly is a simple way to prevent
head injury and ensure a child’s health and safety.”
TMA physicians encourage
children to wear the correct helmet for every wheeled sport, including biking,
skateboarding, inline skating, and when riding a scooter. Children also are
encouraged to ride their bikes as often as possible to be active and healthy.
Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) provided funding for this giveaway
because Dr. Greer is a family physician. TAFP’s support helps family physicians
encourage health and safety in more communities across Texas through Hard Hats
for Little Heads.
Hard Hats for Little Heads
is supported in 2018 through a TMA Foundation grant thanks to its Legacy of
Caring Endowment and top donors — an anonymous physician and spouse, TMAF
Make-A-Difference donors, and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians — and
generous unrestricted gifts from TMA and TMA Alliance members, and friends of
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation,
representing more than 51,000 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: Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org
Marcus Cooper (512)
370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org
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Last Updated On
April 23, 2018