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Monday, April 20, 2015

Arthritis Walk and Hard Hats for Little Heads

Texas Orthopedics is privileged to be a sponsor in the upcoming 2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis, Saturday, April 25, at Concordia University. In conjunction with this special event, we will also be giving away 100 children's bike helmets for Texas Medical Association's Hard Hats for Little Heads program.

Arthritis affects one in every five adults and more than 300,000 children according to the Arthritis Foundation. It damages joints and inflicts severe pain upon those suffering from the disease.
The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the foundation's signature fundraising event held each year in cities across the country. Texas Orthopedics is a major sponsor of the walk and has a large team of staff volunteering for the day.

At the walk, Texas Orthopedics also will donate 100 kids' bike helmets as part of the Hard Hats for Little Heads giveaway program. This program is in place to encourage wearing helmets to reduce head injury among children while biking, skateboarding, rollerblading, or riding a scooter.

Trauma to the head is the most common cause of disability or death in a bike crash, but a properly fitting helmet can prevent up to 85 percent of head injuries.

As of 2014, the Hard Hats for Little heads program has given away more than 200,000 helmets to local kids. This life-saving campaign is made possible by a generous grant from the TMA (Texas Medical Association) Foundation. 

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