Little hats, big hearts

Newborn baby with red hat for American Heart Month.
Newborn baby with red hat for American Heart Month.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in the country. During Heart Awareness Month, volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating by knitting red hats for babies born at participating hospitals. The project is called Little Hats, Big Hearts, and it’s making a big statement in our community.

Why is Go Red important?

Heart diseases and stroke cause one in three women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. An estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases. The good news is 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.

You can help celebrate by attending the Grand Rapids Go Red For Women Luncheon on Friday, February 26 at the JW Marriott.

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