Knit caps raise Shaken Baby Syndrome awareness

A knitter makes a purple cap as part of the "Click for Babies" campaign to raise awareness about Shaken Baby Syndrome, May 27, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
A knitter makes a purple cap as part of the "Click for Babies" campaign to raise awareness about Shaken Baby Syndrome, May 27, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Roughly 80% of all infants who are shaken suffer significant brain injuries and more than 30% die.

But a national effort to raise awareness for Shaken Baby Syndrome is underway, and Randall Children’s Hospital is leading the campaign locally.

Click For Babies encourages knitters to make purple caps for newborns. Last year, more than 8,000 purple caps were knitted and donated to 30 hospitals throughout Oregon.

Knitters in Northeast Portland began this year’s campaign at the yarn shop, Twisted.

Click For Babies is a program found in 15 states and two Canadian provinces.

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