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April 19th is the International Day of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia AwarenessCharities and families in 60 countries are working together to raise CDH Awareness through state and town Proclamations, lighted buildings, Parades of Cherubs, fundraisers and other events. Learn more at http://www.cdhawarenessday.org

CHERUBS

The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness, and Support

Welcome to the official web site of CHERUBS - The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support.

Founded in 1995, we are an international charity, helping over 4700 families in 60 countries and leading the way in CDH Research, Awareness and Support services.

CHERUBS is an IRS recognized 501(c)III non-profit organization.

 

CDH

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) occurs when the diaphragm fails to form or to close totally and an opening allows abdominal organs into the chest cavity. This inhibits lung growth.

CDH occurs in approximately 1 in every 2,500 births (1,600 cases in the U.S. each year). The diaphragm is formed in the first trimester of pregnancy and controls the lungs' ability to inhale and exhale. The cause of CDH is not yet known.

 

 

 The Following Cherubs' Families are Raising Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness and Funds:

(Raise funds too through Firstgiving.  All Firstgiving pages will be featured on our homepage through April 30th)

 

  Chandler Shannon

  Emma and Rebecca

  Colin Ingham

  Jordan Fern

  Claire Phinney

  Jeffrey Gerard Maltby

  Ricky Hull

  Toby Griffith

Ameenah

   Shane Torrence

   Bryson Woodruff

   RayAnne Ball

Raise funds too through Firstgiving.  All Firstgiving pages will be featured on our homepage through April 30th.

News from CHERUBS

Plano, Texas Proclaims April 19th CDH Awareness Day

The town of Plano, Texas has proclaimed April 19th a Day of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness.

 

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Biloxi, Mississippi Proclaims April 19th CDH Awareness Day

The town of Biloxi, Mississippi has proclaimed April 19th a Day of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness.

 

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Holly Ridge, North Carolina Proclaims April 19th CDH Awareness Day

The town of Holly Ridge, North Carolina has proclaimed April 19th a Day of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness.

 

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