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Little Heart Heroes Gather in Rhode Island


On September 13, the American Heart Association hosted the 5th Annual Little Heart Hero Day at Goddard Park, drawing more than 50 families affected by congenital heart defects for a fun day of play – and advocacy!

Little Heart Hero Day is the American Heart Association’s annual celebration for special survivors dressed in red “heart hero” capes and their “super” siblings.  Children and families affected by congenital heart defects enjoyed a day of fun and excitement along with their peers, outside of the medical setting.

Little Heart Heroes “colored for the cure,” drawing pictures of their favorite healthy foods on petitions that will be delivered to elected officials urging support for strong school nutrition standards.  Additional activities included: CPR training, “touch a truck” fire truck, princess time with Snow White and Queen Elsa, face painting, arts and crafts, soccer, bubble time, parachute games and a drum circle!

Special thanks to our Little Heart Heroes and their amazing families for all they do to support the mission of the American Heart Association!


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