Newborns receiving red knit caps for American Heart Month

AP

Print Article

CHICAGO (AP) Babies born across the Chicago area are donning red caps knit by volunteers to raise awareness of heart disease.

The Daily Herald reports the hats are part of the American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts" campaign.

Roughly 7,500 babies will be born in Chicago and the suburbs this month. Each one will receive a hat. Each cap is laundered and packaged with information on heart disease.

The heart association and the Children's Heart Foundation started the campaign in 2014. They say the red hats symbolize efforts to encourage moms to have a heart-healthy lifestyle and to help their children do the same.

Brian Shields is executive director of the American Heart Association's Chicago office. He says the program "has taken off in a way that we never anticipated."

___

Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com

Print Article

Read More Illinois News

Berube makes 42 saves, Blackhawks beat Sharks 3-1

AP

February 23, 2018 at 11:39 pm | CHICAGO (AP) Jean-Francois Berube had a good time in his return to the NHL at the San Jose Sharks expense. Berube made 42 saves in his first start for Chicago and the Blackhawks beat the San ...

Comments

Read More

Dodgers 13, White Sox 5

AP

February 23, 2018 at 5:36 pm | ChicagoLos AngelesabrhbiabrhbiSanchez 3b3000C.Tylor cf2001J.Brger 3b2000J.Peter 3b2011Andrson ss3113C.Sager dh3111Sladino ss2000Tijeron ph2000J.Abreu 1b2000J.Trner 3b1211M.Skole pr1000Verdugo ph30...

Comments

Read More

IL Lottery

AP

February 23, 2018 at 12:58 pm | SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ These Illinois lotteries were drawn Friday: LuckyDay Lotto Midday 17-28-31-39-42 (seventeen, twenty-eight, thirty-one, thirty-nine, forty-two) Pick Three...

Comments

Read More

Sharks-Blackhawks Sums

AP

February 23, 2018 at 10:48 pm | San Jose0011Chicago0123 First Period_None. Penalties_None. Second Period_1, Chicago, Rutta 6 (Schmaltz, Duclair), 5:46. Penalties_Ryan, SJ, (holding), 18:01. Third Period_2, Chicago, Schm...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(608) 365-8811
149 State Street
Beloit, WI 53511

©2018 Beloit Daily News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X