In recognition of American Heart Month, Advocate Health Care will distribute red crocheted hats to all babies born in February to help raise awareness about heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country.
This is the fifth consecutive year that Advocate and the American Heart Association (AHA) have worked together to help make a difference for babies with heart defects, which affect more than 40,000 newborns each year, according to the AHA. The AHA is distributing 6,000 hats across Chicagoland for the “Little Hats, Big Hearts” campaign, 2,000 of which will go to newborns in the Advocate Health Care system.
The Advocate Children’s Heart Institute is an internationally recognized pediatric cardiovascular program and one of the largest programs in the Midwest, attracting patients from around the world. More than 40,000 babies are born each year with heart defects. With your support, we can mend broken heart and transform lives for years to come. To help in the livesaving care of our tiniest patiets, visit our website to make a gift.