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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)

 

  Ricky Hull

   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

U.S. Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution to Make April, 2014 “National Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month”

S.Res. 414: A resolution designating April 2014 as “National Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month”.

Introduced:  Apr 07, 2014 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)
Status:  Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/sres414
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PRESS RELEASE: Senators, Governors, Mayors and Families Raise Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness on April 19th

PRESS RELEASE: Senators, Governors, Mayors and Families Raise Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness on April 19th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Dawn Williamson
919.610.0129
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40 States and the U.S. Senate proclaim awareness for little known birth defect that strikes 100’s of babies each year in the United States.

WAKE FOREST, NC (April 15, 2014) – It’s been a whirlwind few years for grassroots charity, CHERUBS, in their quest to raise awareness of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

Since the first small event on April 19th, a parade in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2011, the organization’s efforts have grown exponentially with other charity members of the Alliance of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Organizations (ACDHO).   In 2012 and 2013, families descended upon Capitol Hill to meet with Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), who along with Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), have sponsored Resolutions to make April “Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month”.   On April 7, 2014, once again the Senate unanimously approved a Resolution for CDH Awareness with the passing of S. Res. 144.

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Dare Me For Charity Contest

CHERUBS is officially a participating charity of the television charity contest show "Dare Me For Charity" with teams in 15 cities so far.   We are competing for $1 Million in prize money by bravely jumping large heights, raising donations and gathering votes - along with other, top-secret contests. 

We need YOUR help!  Are you brave?  Ready to raise CDH Awareness and funds on television?   Want to do something incredible in honor or in memory of your cherub?  Join us!

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