Huntington Memorial Hospital, in partnership with the American Heart Association, is celebrating Heart Month in February to help bring awareness to heart disease in women. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, more than all forms of cancer combined.
Every baby born at Huntington Hospital during Heart Month will be fitted with red beanies, instead of the traditional pink or blue, to honor the women in these babies’ lives – their moms, sisters, grandmas or aunts – who could be affected by heart disease. These special caps were created by the Southern California clothing company, fodada, a cause-based brand that believes in fashion looks good while doing good things.
In addition, on Friday, February 6, Huntington Hospital employees, volunteers and friends gathered in front of the hospital for Wear Red Day, uniting with millions of people across the country to raise further awareness of heart disease in women.