Volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for all babies born in Acadiana during the month of February. Four Hospitals in the Greater Acadiana area are 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 American Heart Association, and LHC Group, launched the first year of Acadiana's Little Hats, Big Hearts back in November. This program, which provides hats to newborn babies in 35 states across the country had such an amazing local response that the group was able to provide hats to Iberia Medical Center, Jennings American Legion Hospital, Opelousas General and Lafayette General.
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.
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