2018 Light Ups for CDH Awareness Day
Buildings and Landmarks in the United States and Canada lit up blue, pink and yellow on April 19th for CDH Awareness Day. The CN Tower will light up on April 28th in Toronto, Canada.
The following locations lit up for CDH Awareness Day in 2018:
CDH International Telethon on April 19th
On CDH Awareness Day, April 19th, CDH International interviewed families, researchers, doctors and volunteers as they all shared stories, tears and trials as we raised awareness and money for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia via live video on Facebook. We had guests live from around the globe, truly an international day of CDH Awarneess. The goal was to reach $50,000 over 15 hours during a live Facebook telethon. Donors were able to make a donation by calling in, donating on any of the member's Facebook telethon fundraisers or directly on the website. As the telethon closed, CDH International surpassed the goal bringing in $51,388. This number is on the rise, where the final total will be announced on April 30th. Facebook fundraisers for the telethon are still ongoing and the charity waits for any checks arriving by mail.
2018 Salt Lake City Bees Game for CHERUBS
On Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah, CHERUBS held a CDH Awareness Ballgame. This was the 5th annual CDH Awareness ball game for the charity. The game has been a yearly celebration of CDH Awareness Month. CHERUBS members, family and friends got together for a great night of baseball, meeting other CDH families and raised a ton of CDH Awareness. Abby Rush, 15 year old CDH survivor, got to throw in the 1st pitch of the night and kick off the celebration for the charity. Wearing her wings, Abby threw the 1st pitch like a pro and raised a ton of CDH Awareness.