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Infants in Little Red Hats Are Bringing Awareness to Heart Health - NBC 10 Philadelphia

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These adorable babies are all bundled-up, wearing hand-stitched red hats for the month of February.

Not only are they warming our hearts, but they're also supporting a cause.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner and with this month being Heart Month, photographer David Michael Howarth captured pictures of chubby little infants wearing the red hats.

South Jersey hospitals in the Virtua Health System are giving the hats to every infant born in February.

Volunteers from around the country have knitted and crocheted hundreds of thousands of these little red hats for infants in over 40 states. Last year, over 200,000 hats were donated for distribution.

The hospitals are participating in the American Heart Association’s “Little Hats, Big Hearts” initiative, which was started in Chicago five years ago.

The project was created to bring awareness to heart health and congenial heart defects, or structural problems within the heart that are present are birth. Congenial Heart Defects Awareness Week is Feb. 7-14.

Along with the adorable red hats, Virtua hospitals are also giving out information kits of how to live as heart-healthy life.

Click here to learn more about the Little Hats, Big Hearts initiative.



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