Tri Cities group giving red caps to newborns
At hospitals in Johnson City and Kingsport, volunteers extended the 'Go Red' initiative even to their nurseries.
They are providing all babies born in February red caps hand-crocheted by hospital volunteers.
Officials say awareness is key to reducing the number of people suffering from the disease.
"I think we've been making a lot of strides in awareness. People are eating healthier. People don't want to smoke anymore. They're trying to lower their cholesterol. All things that will lower your risk of heart disease," Tracy Fleenor said.
The "Little Hats, Big Hearts" program is sponsored by the American Heart Association of the Tri-Cities.