Anderson County Hospital Calls for Red Scarves in Support of Women’s Heart Health

GARNETT, 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, Anderson County 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 brought to the front desk at the hospital or to the Family Care Center, or mailed to:

Anderson County Hospital

c/o Radiology

421 S. Maple St.

Garnett, KS  66032

Please include your name and address with your donation so we can send a note of appreciation. For questions or more information, please call Anderson County Hospital at 785-448-3131.