Newborn Babies at Rutherford Regional Celebrate American Heart Month with Special Handmade Red Hats

February 23, 2017

NEWBORN BABIES AT RUTHERFORD REGIONAL CELEBRATE AMERICAN HEART MONTH WITH SPECIAL HANDMADE RED HATS

Hats knitted and crocheted by volunteers for the American Heart Association

as part of the Little Hats, Big HeartsTM program

               

Volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting  and crocheting red hats for all newborns at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.  Rutherford Regional is participating in the Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program, which raises awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country.

The Little Hats, Big Hearts program provides hats to newborn babies in 460 hospitals across 40 states. For more information on the program, visit the American Heart Association’s website at www.heart.org/LittleHatsBigHearts

American Heart Month is an annual celebration in February that began in 1963 to encourage Americans to join the battle against heart disease. A presidential proclamation pays tribute each year to researchers, physicians, public health professionals and volunteers for their tireless efforts in preventing, treating and researching heart disease. 


ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1924, we’re the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases — America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers — we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit heart.org.

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