Help Celebrate 25 Years of Keeping Texas Children Safe
By Tammy Wishard


Since 1994, Texas physicians and others have given out more than 325,000 bicycle helmets to children across the state through the Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program.

We’re celebrating the program’s 25th birthday in October, and you can be a part of the festivities.

TMA physician members, TMA Alliance chapters, county medical societies, and medical student chapters are invited to host a Hard Hats for Little Heads event at a fall festival, National Night Out event, or another type of giveaway in October.

TMA has everything you need for your event, from helmets to publicity tools to educational materials. When you purchase up to 50 helmets, TMA boosts your giving power with an equal match of helmets. Helmets cost $7.85 each, including shipping.

TMA recently announced the winners of its 25 for 25 campaign, which offered 25 free helmets to 25 TMA family members who have not hosted a Hard Hats event before or who will hold an event at a new location in October.

Find event ideas and much more in the Hard Hats event toolkit, including sample promotional and educational materials.

To request an order packet or to get started on your event, email Tammy Wishard, TMA outreach coordinator, or call her at (512) 370-1470.

Hard Hats for Little Heads is supported in 2019 with a TMA Foundation grant thanks to its Legacy of Caring and General Endowments, and generous gifts from an anonymous physician and spouse and donors to TMAF’s Make-A-Difference and Greatest Need appeals.

Last Updated On

July 17, 2019

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Tammy Wishard

Tammy Wishard is TMA’s outreach coordinator. She manages TMA's award-winning Hard Hats for Little Heads and Be Wise — Immunize programs, and the Anson Jones, MD, Awards for excellence in health reporting. She has a 20-plus-year history with TMA, where she started as a writer/editor. Tammy, an Iowa native, is a graduate of Abilene Christian University.

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