Jackson, Tennessee-(February 1, 2013) To raise awareness about heart disease, all newborns at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital are wearing red caps during the month of February. The red caps are in honor of the American Heart Association’s National Go Red Campaign, which heightens the awareness of heart disease.
During the month of February, not only will red caps be given to all newborns, all patients on the mother/baby unit and third floor women’s surgery will receive goody bags including information on heart disease.
The red caps for babies activity is a first for Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and is designed toremind women to take care of their hearts. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, taking the life of one in three women each year.
“These babies will have someone in their lives affected by heart disease, and if the red caps bring attention, that is bringing awareness, and that hopefully will bring a positive change in one’s life,” said Judy Arrington, R.N., Community Educator with the West Tennessee Women’s Center.
Sponsors for this awareness activity are West Tennessee Heart and Vascular Center and West Tennessee Women’s Center, both are centers of excellence at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
The red caps are donated by the Volunteer Auxiliary at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
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