ORLANDO, Fla. – The tiniest patients at Florida Hospital for Women will have a new red accessory to keep their heads warm for the most loving month of the year.
Thousands of newborns will receive a knitted red cap for American Heart Month in February. The hats will be donated to the Florida Hospital for Women on Feb. 1 by local knitters to raise awareness for Congenital Heart Defects (CHD).
Local residents wanted to play in part in the program, so many knitted and donated the small red hats for support.
The donation event will feature those who participated in crafting the hats, officials from Florida Hospital and American Heart Association leaders, who will speak at the event.
Each year, 40,000 babies in the United States are born with a Congenital Heart Defect. That’s over 100 per day and more than four per hour. The American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program is designed raise awareness for CHD, the country’s most common birth defect.
Little Hats, Big Hearts began in Chicago in 2014. Thanks to thousands of volunteers across the country, Little Hats, Big Hearts is now in 39 states — and counting!