Little Rock, Ark. (Information Release)-Babies given birth to in Feb will get a special present, a crocheted or knitted red cap, because of the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts Program.
Over twelve hospitals across Arkansas are taking part in the initiative, including El Dorado, Batesville, Russellville, and Jonesboro.
Little Hats Big Hearts, launched by the American Heart Association and Children’s Heart Basis, seeks to improve awareness of cardiovascular disease, the main killer of Us citizens, and congenital center defects, the most frequent delivery defect in the united states.
Central Arkansas, Tag McClarty Ford Lincoln, and McClarty Nissan have joined up with together to sponsor this program and distributed awareness about heart health.
American Heart Association Heart Ball Director, Tammy Quick, mentioned that “Little Hats, Big Hearts is yet another way that the American Center Association works to teach the city about a congenital cardiovascular disease. Heart health is very important to all ages, even the youngest inside our community.”
“Little Hats, Big Hearts brings focus on congenital heart problems – a disorder that impacts about 40,000 infants given birth to in the U.S. each full year,” says Betsy Peterson, Creator from the Children’s Heart Base. “We’re happy to participate the program as it includes the city to rally around those family members suffering from CHD. We also wish to thank all the amazing volunteers that talk about their time and skill to get this to program possible.”
Individuals thinking about participating in the program can contact the Central Arkansas American Heart Association at 501-707-6600. Knit or crocheted red hats shall be accepted year-round. The AHA is also taking donations to aid the program, including yarn, for individuals who wish to contribute but don’t knit or crochet.
Little Hats, Big Hearts started in Chicago in 2014. The task has grown to add 660 hospitals in 40 says offering more than 100,000 hats. Furthermore to using red hats to improve awareness of cardiovascular disease and congenital heart defects.
Little Hats, Big Hearts also drives awareness for the American Heart Association’s Support Network, an internet forum for families suffering from cardiovascular disease and stroke.