'Little Hats, Big Hearts' visits Mon Health Medical Center

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (WDTV)-- The American Heart Association donated hats today to the Mon Health Family Birth Center.

As part of their 'Little Hats, Big Hearts' program they're bringing awareness to babies born with congenital heart defects.

The program donated nearly 1,300 hats to hospitals around the state.

On Tuesday, Mon Health was given 100 hats made by volunteers.

The program supports the 1 in 100 babies who are born with holes in their hearts or other life-threatening heart conditions.

Hats were initially only given to babies born with heart defects, but now all babies throughout the state may be given a soft, red hat.

"We want to show support for those individuals and their families. We want show support for the babies and it's a great way to start a conversation about congenital heart defects," said Ryan Jerico with the American Heart Association.

Last year, nearly 1,500 hats were donated to hospitals throughout the state.