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More red hats delivered to hospitals in Acadiana

Posted at 6:53 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 16:30:16-05

More knitted and crocheted hats have been delivered to two hospitals in Acadiana.

The delivery is part of the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program. Today was the final deliveries were made to two hospitals in Acadiana, Lafayette General, and Iberia Medical Center.

Women’s and Children’s hospital was also a recipient of the red hats. Officials tell KATC that they will be given out to newborns in the month of February.

Opelousas General and Jennings American Legion Hospital received their delivery of hats earlier this week.

The red hats are to raise awareness for heart disease and other heart-related illnesses. The knitted and crocheted hats will be given to all babies born in the month of February at the participating hospitals.

The hats are created by nation-wide volunteers and symbolize the  “shared mission of heart-healthy lives for everyone.”

Little Hats, Big Hearts raises awareness specifically for heart disease and congenital heart defects.

For more information on the Little Hats, Big Hearts program,click here.