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Knit-ins to raise awareness about shaken baby syndrome

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An eastern Iowa hospital is participating in a state-wide effort to raise awareness about infant abuse.

St. Luke's Hospital is hosting a series of Click for Babies Knit-Ins.

Knitters from Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities are encouraged to gather and knit purple hats for distribution at Iowa birthing hospitals in November. The caps will be given to babies along with materials to educate new parents about infant abuse, and that crying during the period of PURPLE is normal, and it is never okay to shake or harm an infant.

Here is the schedule of upcoming Knit-Ins:
 
·       Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
·       Saturday, August 1 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
·       Saturday, September 4 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
·       Saturday, October 3 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
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