St. Vincent’s babies wear red caps for heart disease awareness

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Friday is national wear red day.

A small group of volunteers in Anniston are celebrating it in a special way.

The event was part of a campaign, “Go Red for Women,” that builds awareness for heart disease, the number one killer of women.

The volunteers knitted red caps for newborns to wear.

More than 100 hats were donated to St. Vincent’s hospital. Babies at both the Birmingham hospital and St. Vincent’s East participated.

St. Vincent’s hospital annually supports the ‘go red’ program, which raises awareness about heart disease.

“St. Vincent’s is committed to making a difference in the lives of women, especially where their health is concerned,” said Neeysa Biddle, Senior Vice President, Ascension Health and Birmingham Market Executive. “Heart disease remains the number one killer of women. This is why St. Vincent’s is putting our vast resources and heart care experience to work to bring a better understanding of the disease to the community. We are proud to be the local sponsor of The American Heart Association’s ‘Go Red For Women’ program.”

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