Photo gallery: Newborns don little red hats to raise awareness about heart health

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In recognition of American Heart Month and in anticipation for National Wear Red Day, 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.

 

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Adam Mesirow
Adam Mesirow

Adam Mesirow, health enews managing editor, is manager of public affairs at Advocate Health Care in Downers Grove. A media relations specialist with more than seven years’ experience securing high-profile media placements, he loves to tell a good story. Adam earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan. He lives in Chicago and enjoys playing sports, reading TIME magazine and a little nonsense now and then.