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Red hat donation helps raise awareness about heart defects

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – About 500 newborns in Northeast Indiana will be a little warmer this week thanks to a big donation Wednesday.

The American Heart Association delivered more than 500 knit red caps to newborns at Parkview Hospital.

Officials say those tiny hats will be distributed throughout the area at Parkview locations.

It’s all part of the Little Hats, Big Hearts program, which raises awareness about heart disease.

It’s the number one killer of Americans, and it’s also the most common type of birth defect in the country.

Volunteers across the Hoosier state crocheted and knitted more than 3,000 hats to be used in 30 hospitals across Indiana.

Here’s how you can get involved:

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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