Every baby born at WRMC in February will receive a hand-knitted red hat to raise awareness for heart disease, the number one killer of adults in America, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect. It’s part of the Little Hats, Big Hearts Campaign of the American Heart Association (AHA).
“We are proud to collaborate with the American Heart Association in support of those who are affected by heart disease,” said Gary Paxson, CEO of White River Health System.
“I want to also thank all our volunteers who dedicated time to knit some of the hats that will be provided during February.”
The Little Hats, Big Hearts program was designed by the American Heart Association in collaboration with The Children’s Heart Foundation to inform parents and families of the importance of heart health. The hats serve to remind parents to live heart-healthy lives and to help their children do the same.