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American Heart Association Collecting Red Baby Hats For Little Hats, Big Hearts Program
Updated October 18, 2016 6:38 AM | Filed under: Health
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(INDIANAPOLIS0 - The American Heart Association is kicking off this year's Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign by collecting knitted or crocheted red baby hats.

The hats will be distributed to babies born in hospitals throughout Indiana during February, American Heart Month. Hats will be collected from now through Dec. 31.

Volunteers are encouraged to visit for hat patterns and more information about the initiative.

The Little Hats, Big Hearts program raises awareness of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country. The American Heart Association is looking for hats in both newborn and preemie sizes, made of yarn that is red, cotton or acrylic, medium to heavy weight, and machine washable and dryable. Donations of yarn are also gratefully accepted.

This is the second year of Indiana's Little Hats, Big Hearts program. Last year, the American Heart Association delivered 5,000 baby hats to more than 40 Indiana hospitals.

About The American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, we're the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases -- America's No. 1 and No. 5 killers -- we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit

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