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Tiny Red Hats Will Be Given To February Newborn Babies

With February being American Heart Month, tiny red hats will be given to new moms and dads to spread awareness about congenital heart defects.

Posted: Jan. 24, 2018 8:12 PM
Updated: Jan. 24, 2018 8:12 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.-- Tiny red hats will be given to babies born next month at Providence.

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With February being American Heart Month, the hats are given to new moms and dads to spread awareness about congenital heart defects.

Thousands of hats have been donated to distribute across Oregon. Medford was the first stop.

The program started four years ago in Chicago and has expanded to more than 40 states since its inception.

This is the first-time hospitals in Medford are participating in the program.

Michelle Weisenbach says, "It's gaining a lot of traction across the country, in Oregon the AHA office has received like 6-7000 hats that volunteers have made over the past couple months that they'll be giving to local hospitals.

Vicki Lucas says, "They're like an hour a piece, they've very simple to do and they're all different, they all have different personalities."

Providence nurses now have hats on hand ready to give to families throughout the month of February.

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