Little Hats, Big Hearts

Posted on: 02/23/2017

ACH participated in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Little Hats, Big Hearts program, to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke by making hats for babies born in the month of February. Volunteers from various organizations graciously knitted 139 beautiful little red hats, which were donated to ACH. Forty of the hats were set aside for babies born in February here, with the remainder given to the AHA for redistribution to other local hospitals. According to Amber Sitterly, Director of Nursing, as of February 14th, fourteen hats had been given to newborns at ACH.

From Allison Mitura, American Heart Association, Events Coordinator – Heart Walk:


I wanted to thank everyone for their assistance with the 2017 Little Hats, Big Hearts program!

We had tremendous response to the program this year!

(Note: The statistics below include several participating counties, including Broome, Cayuga, Jefferson, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence, Tioga, and others):

17 distribution centers

We collected more than 2,300 red hats

More than 101 donors gave their time and talent – one donor knitted 277 hats!

Over 139 people inquired about the program”

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