More than 50 families affected by congenital heart defects joined the American Heart Association on Saturday, September 20, 2015 for a day of learning, networking, and fun at Goddard Park in Warwick. It was a great opportunity to talk with the families about our policy priorities and ways that they can get more engaged in advocacy. Many of our Little Heart Heroes have already joined us at the State House to lobby for heart health.
In addition to talking about advocacy, Little Heart Heroes and their Super Siblings participated in “superhero” activities including CPR Demonstrations, Face Painting & Hairdos by Paul Mitchell School of Rhode Island, Pumpkin Pile: Paint Your Own Pumpkin, Power Plants Station: Plant Your Own Vegetable, Decorate Your Mask Station, Superhero Obstacle Course, and “Strike a Pose” Hero Photos.
Little Heart Hero Day (LHHD) is the American Heart Association’s annual celebration of our most special survivors; children with congenital heart defects (CHD). We celebrate survivors with Heart Hero Capes, and Super Siblings with Medals of Honor. Families from all over Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts came together to highlight their successes despite their struggles.
The 6th Annual Little Heart Hero Day was locally sponsored by East Commerce Solutions, Inc., and the Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund.