Stony Brook Stitchers In the News

Stony Brook Stitchers were called to action… and they responded.  In January 2018, over 100 red baby hats were created and donated to the American Heart Association Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign.

From the American Heart Association web site:

Little Hats, Big HeartsTM, honors babies, moms, and heart healthy lives in a very special way.  Supporters are knitting and crocheting red hats to be given out to thousands of babies during American Heart Month in order to empower moms to live heart healthy lives and to help their children do the same.  Together, we are working to raise awareness, provide resources and inspire moms to take their family’s heart health to heart while also raising awareness about Congenital Heart Defects.”

Red hats were given to American Heart Association and distributed to many LI based hospitals participating in the program.  SBUH received hats during February.  Leadership from SBUH & SB Stitchers took part in a media event with American Heart Association.

Below are links from different news outlets – TV & print:
Greater Port Jeff

Newborns in Stony Brook are wearing red hats for American Heart Month


FiOS1News

Little hats for healthy hearts

These knit hats for newborns melt hearts while encouraging families to live healthy lives. #FiOS1News Brittany Comak News reports from #StonyBrook.

Posted by Verizon FiOS1 – Long Island on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Message from Michele Gervat, Director of Community Health, American Heart Association:
“Thank you so much to all of you for joining with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in this incredible program.  Seems to me that if we could crochet or knit this world to peace it would be done.  Love your energy and support.  It was truly a pleasure to meet everyone.  With a full heart, Michele”

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