May 17th is almost here! This day is set aside to say a prayer (or make a wish) for the end of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. CDH is a devastating birth defect that has struck more than half a million babies since 2000. That's a baby every 6 minutes diagnosed with CDH! 50% of these babies do not survive and the cause is not known. More awareness and research is desperately needed!!!!
On May 17th please take a moment to say a prayer (or make a wish) that the cause and prevention of CDH is found. There is power in prayer (and wishes)! And please tell at least 1 person about CDH to educate them about this birth defect. Just 1 person (or more!).
How else can you help?
Ask your church or other group to include info about CDH in their programs for that day. Attend an event. Wear a CDH ribbon, wear a shirt or other logo item. Hand out buttons. Release balloons. Send info to your family and friends. Post on your blogs and web sites. Post on your Facebook or Myspace account. Get more friends to join this event!
May, 2009 Events
Jak’s Cruise for Compassion – May 2 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to raise money for the Jack Ryan Gillham Foundation. For more information, please visit www.jackryangillham.org
Grayton's Glory 5K Run - May 9 in Alabama. You can reach Leigh for more information at email@example.com
March for Babies – May 16 in San Antonio, TX. Join CHERUBS member Karen Myers as she marches in memory of her children Kaleigh and William and raises awareness and funds for the March of Dimes.
Peyton’s Promise – May 16 in Sea Isle City, NJ to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CDH Research fund. For more information you can visit http://peytonlaricks.blogs
Michigan Member Bowl-a-Thon - May 17 in Flint, Michigan. You can reach Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 810-845-8480
Day of Prayer for CDH - May 17 around the world! You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cd
North Carolina Get-Together for members of CHERUBS - May 17 at Pullen Park in Raleigh, NC. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cd
North Carolina Balloon Release - May 17 at Pullen Park in Raleigh, NC. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cd
Official Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Ribbon buttons!
100 for $10 - that's a lot of CDH Awareness! Great project for May 17th - CDH Day of Prayer and Education!
This is the OFFICIAL Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Ribbon as voted on by CDH families themselves. It is not owned by anyone, there are no trademarks or copyrights to it and it is not used by any other cause. It is the CDH Awareness Ribbon recognized by 1000's of families around the world, Wikipedia and the members of the Alliance of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Organizations, which is a group of dozens of CDH organizations, sites and researchers.
CHERUBS does not make any money off of your orders for buttons, not 1 cent! We just want everyone to raise awareness!!!
You can order other CDH awareness items at http://www.cafepress.com/c
It's all about raising CDH Awareness and hoping for an end to this devastating birth defect!
Thank you, on behalf of all CDH families!
Dawn M. Williamson
CHERUBS - The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support
3650 Rogers Rd #290, Wake Forest, NC 27587