20 Birthday Candles for Hard Hats

TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads bike helmet giveaway program celebrates 20 years of keeping kids safe this May. The milestone was marked in Texas style during TexMed/AllMed with these events:
• Recognized program founder Larry C. Driver, MD, of Houston, whose resolution to TMA’s House of Delegates (HOD) started the program in 1994. Read more about Dr. Driver’s award-winning idea and its results in the December 2011 issue of Texas Medicine.
• Raised nearly $6,500 for the Hard Hats program with a “pass the helmet” during the HOD meeting. The funds will cover the cost of nearly 900 helmets. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible contribution to Hard Hats, visit the TMA Foundation secure website.
• Received commitments from 20 physicians, TMA Alliance members, and medical students to host events this year. These individuals were entered into a drawing to win 50 free helmets for their event, and Harris County Medical Society (CMS) Alliance was the winner. Congratulations!
• Announced our October statewide helmet giveaway blitz. Our goal is to have more than 50 events statewide in October and give away 5,000-plus helmets. If you haven’t signed up yet to host an event in October, do so today. Help us reach our 34,000 helmet goal.
Contact Tammy Wishard, TMA’s outreach coordinator today.

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