Little Hats, Big Hearts at Fairfield Medical Center

Marlene Oliver has been a volunteer since 2013. In addition to her service at the Main Information Desk, she recently took on a new project: Little Hats, Big Hearts. This project is a partnership with the American Heart Association that provides handmade red hats to babies born in February.

Marlene took the lead in spreading the word and encouraging other volunteers to join her in knitting and crocheting red hats for our Maternity Department. In total, 10 generous individuals (volunteers, employees, and community members) made more than 100 hats for babies born in February.

“My mother taught me to crochet in the 1970’s, so I’ve been crocheting over 40 years. It is something I really enjoy,” Marlene explained. “Being able to use that hobby for such a meaningful project is even better. My mom had open heart surgery when she was 78 years old, and I followed suit last year with a triple bypass. So the objectives of the American Heart Association are very near and dear to me. It is something that we all need to be aware of and start early in life to protect our bodies from heart disease.”

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