Carrington College® Phoenix Students to Deliver Heart Pillows to Children’s Hospital Patients
Students and staff will make and deliver nearly 200 pillows to support Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day
Carrington College Phoenix will deliver homemade heart shaped pillows to children with heart conditions at Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Feb. 13 in honor of Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. At 11a.m., Carrington medical assisting students and staff will host an awareness party at the hospital and deliver the pillows to inpatient children affected by heart defects. This is the fourth year the campus has donated heart pillows to the children.
“More than 100 staff members and students have worked to make nearly 200 pillows with hopes that it will raise awareness about our community members’ congenital heart defects,” said Val Colmone, executive director of the Phoenix campus. “We’re grateful that Phoenix Children’s Hospital is working with us to shed light on the awareness week and show the affected children that we care.”
According to the Congenital Heart Information Network, “Congenital Heart Disease is considered to be the most common birth defect and is a leading cause of birth-defect related deaths worldwide.” Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week is celebrated from Feb.7-14, 2013.