Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Please support CHERUBS Australia in Run Melbourne!

Please support CHERUBS Australia in Run Melbourne!

29 May 09 10:31 AM
Posted by Margaret Polacska

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a birth defect that occurs when the diaphragm does not fully form, allowing organs to enter the chest cavity preventing lung growth. CDH strikes one in every 2,500 babies, yet very few people have ever heard of CDH.

Fifty percent of babies diagnosed with CDH do not survive and the babies who do survive surgical repair may grow up facing many health problems, minor or major, so ongoing support of grieving and surviving families is essential.

The Friends of CHERUBS team is walking and running in Run Melbourne on 28th June to raise funds for the CHERUBS Australia Annual Forum (CAAF) 2009. This is an important forum that brings together CDH families with medical professionals to provide access to information, counselling and parent-to-parent matching for CDH families.

Please help us raise funds to facilitate this important event and give CDH families valuable support by donating generously.
CHERUBS Australia Organisation
ABN: 60 131 315 145

CHERUBS Australia is a sister organization to CHERUBS, with their own non-profit status, membership, site and more. We are so very, very proud of all that they do!!! Please support them in this event!

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