|Little Hats, Big Hearts made a splash this February with babies in 29 hospitals across the state going red. The American Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation teamed up to spread the message of congenital heart defects (CHD), the most common type of birth defect in the country.
With the help of 250 South Carolina knitters and crocheters, we were able to deliver over 3,000 handmade red hats. We had so many boxes flooding in and we have counted almost 5,000 handmade hats donated to the campaign. We are thankful for all of our wonderful volunteers who knitted, crocheted, washed, and packaged all of these beautiful hats for such a wonderful cause.
A special thanks to all of the participating hospitals this year:
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.