The Lamar-Delta Medical Society and Alliance will offer a Hard Hats for Little Heads bike helmet giveaway and provide tours of the AmeriHeart/Lung inflatable exhibit in conjunction with the Kids’ Marathon finale on Monday, May 7, from 4-6 p.m. at Love Civic Center.
The free bicycle helmet giveaway will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Medical Alliance members also will hand out free beeper-style pedometers to promote walking and other forms of physical exercise. Alliance president, Dr. Amanda Green, added, “The Lamar Delta County Medical Alliance and Summit Hospice are offering the pedometers as a fun way for the marathon children to keep walking after they come across the finish line.”
In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, families will have the opportunity to take a walking tour through the AmeriHeart/Lung exhibit which is making its debut in the country in Paris, Texas. The exhibit, sponsored by Dr. Khalid Shafiq and Paris Cardiology Center, is an educational tool for families to learn more about the causes, risk factors, and warning signs of heart and lung diseases and stroke. Learning about preventive measures at an early age can help families improve their health and avoid deadly diseases.
The Hard Hats for Little Heads bicycle helmet giveaway program is made possible by a TMA Foundation grant thanks to top donors – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, an anonymous physician and spouse, TMAF Make-A- Difference Donors, and the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio, along with gifts from TMA and TMA Alliance members and friends of medicine.