Little Hats, Big Hearts

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Charles City, IA – Floyd County Medical Center, in conjunction with the American Heart Association, is launching the 3rd year of Iowa’s Little Hats, Big Hearts initiative.

The program outfits newborns with knitted red caps during American Heart Month, which is this month, to raise awareness of heart disease. Congenital heart defects affects 1 in every 110 babies born in the United States.

Dawn Johanns, RN at the Birth Center at Floyd County Medical Center, says more.

Little Hats, Big Hearts began in Chicago in 2014. The project has grown to include 660 hospitals in 40 states handing out more than 100,000 hats.

Little Hats, Big Hearts also drives awareness for the American Heart Association’s Support Network, which is an online forum for families affected by heart disease and stroke in addition to using red hats to raise awareness of heart disease and congenital heart defects.

For more information, visit heart.org/supportnetwork.

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