Little Hats, Big Hearts

Knitted and crocheted hats were donated by volunteers as part of the Little Hats, Big Hearts program and are being passed out to newborn babies at UNC Hospitals during the month of February.

Little Hats, Big Hearts click to enlarge Kendra Broo, RN (back row, third from the right) and the nurses of 5 Women's

The Little Hats, Big Hearts program was founded by the American Heart Association, in connection with The Children's Heart Foundation, to celebrate American Heart Month by passing out knitted and crocheted red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals.

This year, UNC Hospitals is participating in the program and is now in the process of distributing the hats, made by volunteers, to newborn babies. The aim of this program is to empower moms to live heart healthy lives and to help their children do the same, by raising awareness, providing resources and inspiring moms to take their family’s heart health to heart while also raising awareness about congenital heart defects.

Kendra Broo, RN, works in PCS-A at UNC Hospitals. Kendra, her mother and her sister made 97 hats to be donated to the program. They gave donated the hats to the nurses on 5 Women's, who will be handing out the hats to newborn babies born at UNC Hospitals during the month of February.