• Hard Hats for Little Heads

    • Get Moving. Stay Safe. Wear a Helmet.

      TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program helps reduce brain injuries and encourage kids to exercise by giving away bicycle helmets at local events. Since 1994, TMA has given more than 235,000 free helmets to children across Texas.

      TMA provides everything you need for your local event, from helmets to publicity and educational materials to media support. You can host an event anytime in 2016 or during the program’s key months: March, Brain Injury Awareness Month; April, Child Safety Month in Texas; May, Bike Month; and October, Hard Hats for Little Heads Month.

      TMA provides free helmets to go along with the ones you purchase. For example, if you buy 50 helmets, we give you 50 more at no cost. Helmets purchased through TMA cost $7.60 per helmet, including shipping.

      Email TMA’s outreach coordinator or call (800) 880-1300, ext. 1470, to start planning your event.

      Hard Hats for Little Heads is supported in 2016 through a TMA Foundation grant thanks to 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.

  • What Is Hard Hats for Little Heads?

  • Event Toolkit

    • Planning Your Event
      TMA recommends you start planning your event at least a month in advance to ensure time for delivery of helmets and materials. Hard Hats for Little Heads is supported in 2016 through a TMA Foundation grant thanks to 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.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • FAQs
      Everything you need to know about Hard Hats for Little Heads.
  • Hard Hats for Little Heads Success

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      See where Hard Hats events have occurred in Texas. If your area isn’t represented, consider sponsoring an event in 2016.

      Thanks to our 2015 event sponsors: In 2015, 32,720 helmets were given away at 165 events across the state.

      What others are saying: Read testimonials from event sponsors.

  • Hard Hats for Little Heads News Room

    • March, April, May: Key Months for Helmet Giveaways
      Three great times to host a TMA Hard Hats for Little Heads bicycle helmet giveaway are fast approaching. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, April is Texas Child Safety Month, and May is Bike Month.
    • TMA to Give Away 4,000 Bike Helmets in October
      The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give away nearly 4,000 free bicycle helmets in October to prevent head injuries. TMA physicians and other volunteers will host free helmet giveaways in their communities to teach parents and children the importance of wearing a helmet, especially one that fits properly.
    • Legislature Honors Physician for Starting Helmet Program
      Larry C. Driver, MD, of Houston, was recognized by the Texas House of Representatives on Thursday for launching Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads bicycle helmet giveaway program, in honor of two recent milestones.
    • TMA to Give 2,500 Children Helmets in May — Bike Month
      Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give away 2,500 free bicycle helmets in May — designated as Bike Month — to protect children from head injuries. TMA physicians and other volunteers will host helmet giveaway events across the state to teach parents and children the importance of wearing a helmet, especially one that fits properly.