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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



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.



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)


News from CHERUBS

CHERUBS Awarded the Point of Light Presidential Award


CHERUBS is very, very proud to announce that we are 2014 Points of Light Presidential Award Winner!


2014 Holiday Cards Now On Sale!

Support your favorite cause and raise CDH Awareness this holiday season!

Each card is 5.5" x 4.25".

The inside says "Happy Holidays".  10 cards to each package.  White envelopes included.


Photo of CDH survivor, Gabe Harrington.

Printed by Theo Davis Printing, an RR Donnelley Company

Photo by The Modern Portrait Studio.

Peter Harris Clothes Stores Sponsors CHERUBS

CHERUBS is very proud to announce that we are the holiday charity for Peter Harris Clothes!

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