Sixteen first-time event hosts will participate in TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads in October, and kids in nine new Texas locations will receive a free bike helmet.
These winners in TMA’s 25 for 25 campaign will help mark a quarter-century for the bike helmet giveaway program during Hard Hats for Little Heads Month. The campaign, during the program’s 25th year, offered 25 helmets to 25 TMA family members who have not hosted a Hard Hats event before or who want to reach a new location.
The first-time event hosts are:
Lee Dockray, MD, Leander
Angelina Farella, MD, Webster
Nisha Gajendra, MD, Little Elm
Anne Georgulas, MD, Coppell
Lilia Hernandez, MD, Brownsville
Miguel Sierra-Hoffman, MD, Victoria
Deepinder Judge, MD, Victoria
Michael Kolcun, MD, Port Arthur
Rex Mann, MD, Perryton
Harinineeraja Meda, MD, Plano
Matthew Pokorney, The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine student
Ana Torres, MD, Houston
Rejeesh Vasudev, MD, College Station
Linda Villarreal, MD, Edinburg
Drs. Michael Wirsching and Ashiq Zaman, Tyler
The new locations are:
Eustace (hosted by Henderson County Medical Society and Alliance)
Center (hosted by Nacogdoches-San Augustine County Medical Society)
Crosby County (hosted by Lubbock County Medical Society Alliance)
Goliad County (hosted by Dr. Sierra-Hoffman, and Bell County Medical Society Alliance)
Hardeman County (hosted by Bell County Medical Society Alliance)
Lavaca County (hosted by Dr. Sierra-Hoffman, and Bell County Medical Society Alliance)
Jackson County (hosted by Dr. Judge)
Perryton (hosted by Dr. Mann)
Waller County (hosted by Baylor Pediatric Student Association)
Winona (hosted by Drs. Wirsching and Zaman)
TMA invites other new and seasoned Hard Hats event hosts – TMA physician members, TMA Alliance chapters, county medical societies, and medical student chapters – to help TMA blanket the state with helmets in October during Hard Hats’ 25th birthday party.
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.
Start planning your October giveaway at a fall festival or National Night Out event, or plan another type of giveaway that suits your community. Find event ideas and much more in the Hard Hats event toolkit, including sample promotional and educational materials to enhance your event. 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.