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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Little Hats, Big Hearts . . .

Volunteers for the American Heart Association

are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting red hats

for all babies born at participating hospitals in February.

They are raising awareness of heart disease,

the number one killer of Americans.

Congenital heart defects

is the most common type of birth defect in the country.

Little Hats, Big Hearts™

started in February 2014 in Chicago, IL

collecting 300 hats in the first year.

The program has now expanded to 29 states.

If you are interested in participating check out the website,

enter your state and you will find a contact person/name.

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Friends of mine volunteered to help knit.

I received some of the hats today.

Thank you JoAnn and Jane for your participation.

I will continue knitting these Little Hats in 2016.

Hopefully I will knit more than the 'one' I did this year.

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12 comments:

Liz said...

http://www.today.com/health/knitting-loss-love-tiny-red-hats-raise-heart-health-awareness-t2001 This lady is a member of my Bible study group and also a dear friend. Lots of ladies around me participate in this wonderful campaign! So glad to see another post about it!

TexWisGirl said...

very sweet.

Julia said...

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Kerin said...

Great project; lovingly made and gratefully received, I'm sure!!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!

~K.

eileeninmd said...

What a great idea, I wish I knew how to knit!


I wish you and your family all the best in 2016, a Happy, Healthy New Year!

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful cause!

Have a happy new year, Lynne! Here's to a good 2016, with gratitude for discovering each other in 2015!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

But of course you would knit those tiny hats! You are the best of the best Lynne and I love you to pieces!! I hope our tiny one due in early March, will be healthy. This is such a sweet thing to do.
Love,
Mona

Missy George said...

Great!! Wish my hands would let me knit!! Good idea!Happy New Year Lynne!!!

Gail said...

May this program grow and help.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

What a wonderful idea Lynne ..... and here's to all those people who put themselves out to help those less fortunate. XXXX

Kim said...

If only I could knit something other than a straight line! Ha! Happy New Year, Lynne. All the best to you and yours in 2016! :)

amanda | wildly simple said...

This is wonderful, Lynne!
Family of family, who we spend each Christmas Eve with, lost their baby after a 4 month fight with CHD last year. These hats are so special.
On the topic of knitting, you'd mentioned interest in the patten I used for my December knitting marathon.. making "cowls" for Christmas. I made them all up, each is slightly different. I plan to make a couple more soon, I'll keep notes. They were a hit!