Hard Hats for Little Heads

  • All About Hard Hats for Little Heads

    The Hard Hats for Little Heads bicycle helmet giveaway program was created in 1994 to help reduce head injury among Texas children in sports on wheels, including riding a scooter and inline skating.

    A properly fitting helmet can prevent almost all head injuries – up to 85%. With growing concern over childhood obesity, the Hard Hats program promotes fun exercise, and teaches parents and children the importance of wearing a properly fitted helmet.

  • In bike crashes, head injury causes more deaths and serious disability than any other injury. Wearing a bicycle helmet that fits properly can prevent nearly all head injuries. 

  • Host a Helmet Giveaway

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    Hard Hats provides a hands-on way to encourage your patients and community to exercise safely. Members of the TMA Family – physicians, county medical societies, and medical student and local alliance chapters – can host helmet giveaway events in their communities. Medical family hosts are invited to collaborate with community organizations on events.

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  • Hard Hats Event Resources

  • Hard Hats FAQs

    Find answers to your questions about Hard Hats for Little Heads, including who can host a helmet giveaway, the cost of helmets, event requirements, and more.


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    Event Toolkit

    Get tips to start planning and promoting your giveaway, and find out what educational materials and merchandise TMA offers to enhance your event.

    Plan Your Event
  • Hard Hats for Little Heads: TMA’s Helmet Giveaway Saves Lives

    The Texas Medical Association's Hard Hats for Little Heads program allows physicians to supply bike helmets to kids. The organization's longest-running outreach program has helped protect children's health and promote exercise by giving away more than 375,000 helmets.

    Learn More From Texas Medicine Magazine

  • Thank You

    TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads is funded in 2024 by TMA Foundation with major support from an anonymous TMA/TMAA member donor couple’s matching grant and individual donors who donated to meet the match including Lee Ann Pearse, MD, and gifts from physicians and their families.

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