IOLA, KS – More women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Annually, the month of February is designated National Heart Month.
While the red dress promotes awareness about women’s heart disease, the red scarf symbolizes lifelines for women as a reminder that they are not alone in their battle with heart disease. The red scarf offers comfort, support, and encouragement for women with heart disease and becomes part of their healing journey.
In preparation for National Heart Month, February 2023, Allen County Regional Hospital, in collaboration with the Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center, is asking members of the community to help create red scarves to be distributed to patients during the month of February. Scarves should be 5-8 inches wide, 48-60 inches long, and red. They can be knitted, crocheted, or handmade via other methods. Make a difference in these women's lives and help them celebrate heart month in style.
Scarves are requested by Jan. 31 but will be accepted throughout the month of February. Completed scarves can be given to any Allen County Regional Hospital Auxiliary member, brought to the front desk at the hospital or to the clinics in Iola or Humboldt, or mailed to:
c/o ACRH Auxiliary
P.O. Box 540
3066 N. Kentucky St.
Iola, KS 66749
Please include your name and address with your donation so we can send a note of appreciation. For questions or more information, please call the Allen County Regional Hospital Radiology department at 620-365-1250.