Rijeka Landmarks to Light Up Red for Heart Defect Awareness Week

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N. Demark
N. Demark

The cranes on the Molo Longo waterfront in Rijeka and the fountains in the city centre will be lit bright red starting from tonight, reports Novi list.

As announced by the City of Rijeka, the city is joining the initiative of the Association Big Heart for a Small Heart (Croatian: Veliko srce malome srcu) and drawing attention to the cause by lighting some of the prominent city landmarks red for a week.

Big Heart for a Small Heart is a non-profit charity association of medical doctors, health care professionals and parents of children with congenital heart defects and other heart diseases.

The main goals of the Association are to raise awareness of the need for early detection of heart defects, encourage their timely and proper treatment, raise funds for medicines and devices required for treatment, and provide psychological support to parents of children with heart diseases or heart defects.

The association also aims to raise awareness of the public about what it means to be a child with a congenital heart defect or disease, as well as what it means to be their parent or doctor.


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