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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

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Guest Blogger - J. C. Kuehn Miller

Originally posted at


Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day

April is Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month as recognized by Capitol Hill and many governors and mayors.   April 19th has been known as the "International Day of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness".  Until now.


CHERUBS 20th Anniversary Reunion Cruise

Join us as we celebrate our charity's 20th year by sailing the seas!    Our charity is celebrating 20 years of serving the CDH Community by traveling the Caribbean and combining our annual CDH conference and luxury family vacation opportunities into an affordable, informative, supportive and FUN 20th Anniversary Reunion!

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