On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Dr. Adree Venatta will be hosting an evening of fellowship with crocheting/knitting for The American Heart Association’s "Little Hats, Big Hearts" program. This event will be held at the Family Health Care of Hoopeston, 705 S. Dixie Hwy, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Yarn and patterns will be supplied along with refreshments. Volunteers are needed to knit red baby hats in preparation for American Heart Month. Just bring your hooks or needles and join us for a great cause. Please RSVP to Valarie Hinkle at 217-274-2956.
The red hats will be sent to the American Heart Association for their effortsto raise awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country. Babies born at participating hospitals during February will then receive donated red hats made by volunteers across the country. Started in February 2014 in Chicago with a collection of 300 hats in the first year, the program has now expanded to 29 states. Volunteers make the Little Hats, Big Hearts™ program a special way to celebrate American Heart Month in Mother-Baby units and Neonatal Intensive Care units with precious newborns and preemies.