Little Hats, Big Hearts
February is the month of love. It’s also American Heart Month, and therefore no better time to spread awareness about how to have heart-healthy families and to educate the public about congenital heart defects, which affect approximately 40,000 babies per year.
The American Heart Association (AHA) and Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) also want to raise awareness about congenital heart defects, which are the most common form of birth defect. Of the 40,000 babies born with heart defects each year, one in four will be critical enough to require surgery or procedures such as cardiac catheterization (often multiple times) during their first year of life.
Volunteers from around the country are joining the AHA, in connection with CHF, to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals. Supporters are knitting red hats to be given out to thousands of babies during American Heart Month in order to empower their parents to live heart healthy lives and help their children to do the same.
The Grafton Library’s Knitting Group donated over 2 dozen red hats which will be distributed to participating hospitals. Thank you to all the knitters for their generous hearts and the beautiful hats!