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)


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


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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.


CDH Angel Club - Cherubs Who Are Being Honored and Remembered


Join a prestigious group of philanthropists by becoming a part of the Angel Club.  Click here to sign up.

The following cherubs are being honored with Angel Club Memberships by family and friends.  Each heart beside their name represents 1 person who joined in their honor/memory.


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!


2014 CDH Awareness Day Shirts

Get an official 2014 CDH Awareness Day shirt!

Just $20.00 each. Kids sizes available. Proceeds go to help CDH families!

Order by March 28th!

Join the Angel Club and make a monthly or annual donation in honor or in memory of your cherub.

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2017 - News from CHERUBS

National Children's Memorial Day 2017

Our main web site at http://www.cdhi.org has turned black for National Children's Memorial Day in memory of all the cherubs lost to Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.


2017 CDH Conference

Our 2017 International CHERUBS CDH Conference was a huge success.


University of Texas CDH Reunion

CDHi President, Dawn Ireland, visit the University of Texas