Please help babies like Shane born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia! CHERUBS is in the running for $150,000 in 3 contests. ALL money won to go to help CDH!!!!! Every vote counts! Please feel free to repost!
The following are CDH related events. Visit their websites to learn more about the events and how to participate.
The following charities are supporting us so please let's show them our support too!!!! :)
Eastern - CHERUBS of course. :)
Pacific - Handprints of Hope
Central - Military Moms and Wives
Mountain - Now I Can Foundation
Canada - Quest Theatre Society
Pepsi Refresh Contest - $25,000 for CDH Information Kits for Hospitals
Having your unborn or newborn child diagnosed with a life-threatening birth defect is devastating. It is even more traumatic when there is little information on the diagnosis. Our mission is to provide every major hospital in the country with informative kits that will provide information and support at the time of diagnosis of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH).
Cherubs are people who were born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, a severe and often fatal birth defect that occurs as often as Cystic Fibrosis and Spina Bifida. Every ten minutes a baby is born with CDH - adding up to over half a million babies since 2000.
Money won in this grant will be used to send kits to 100 hospitals - but we are hoping to stretch the budget and get discounts on printing to be able to send out 250 kits!
You have 10 votes a day - please make sure to go visit and vote for some of the other amazing kid's charities in this contest, including:
Pepsi Refresh Contest - $25,000 for Financial Support for CDH Families
The CDH Family Assistance Fund helps families with the expenses incurred traveling for medical care for very high-risk pregnancies and critically ill newborns. Often families have to travel 100's of miles to hospitals that are equipped to handle babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) and that provide ECMO, a heart and lung bypass machine, if needed. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia occurs when the diaphragm fails to fully form, allowing abdominal organs into the chest cavity and preventing lung growth. 50% of babies born with CDH do not survive. The cause of CDH is not known, but it is as common as Cystic Fibrosis and Spina Bifida. Every 10 minutes a baby is born with CDH - adding up to over half a million babies since 2000. The hospital stay for a severely affected baby can be as long as 1 year. With the medical bills and emotional stress that these families go through, we want to offer a little help with making travel easier and affordable.
Help Raise Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness and Win Prizes!!!
This is a contest inside a contest! CDH Awareness Kits and T-Shirts that say "I am a CDH Hero! I helped to 1000's of babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia by raising money for CDH Research and Support!" will be awarded to the people who (1 prize each):
What a great and fun way to raise awareness and funds for a good cause!!!!!
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A mom on a mission raising awareness of the condition that took my only child at age 6 and a half - Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia CDH takes the lives of 15,000 children every year and harms 15,000 more.
Will you care? http://www.cdhsupport.org