American Heart Month

They’re battling heart disease one hat at a time. Memorial Hospital in Gulfport is among the many hospitals throughout our area helping in the fight against this deadly disease throughout the month of February.

Adult heart health is important, but we can’t forget about our little ones. Over the last few weeks, News 25 has been highlighting South Mississippi hospitals participating in the American Heart Association’s ‘Little Hats, Big Hearts’ program.

The program is a nation-wide campaign designed to highlight infant congenital heart defects and raises funds through donations for a cure.

Manager of Labor and Delivery Bridget Miller tells News 25 the staff couldn’t be more thankful for the help supporting these little ones.  “We have a group of volunteers that bring in the red hats every February. The purpose for the hats is in honor of American Heart month, to draw awareness to congenital heart defects. We here at Memorial hospital really appreciate the efforts that these volunteers do in knitting these hats for our babies.”

This is an ongoing partnership between the American Heart Association and local hospitals. American Heart Month began in 1963.

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