So you say you just want to raise CDH Awareness? Here’s a challenge for you! ;)


Don’t care what group does what to who?

Don’t want to know the details or drama of what’s going on?

Don’t want to hear about other problems when you have enough of your own dealing with your CDH baby or grief?

Don’t care about lawsuits, threats, perjury, audits, blah, blah, blah….?

You just want to raise as much CDH Awareness as possible?!!!

That’s ok!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ In fact, that’s GREAT!!!!!

That means that you will want to be a part of May 17th since it’s for ALL organizations and CDH families and you truly want to just raise awareness!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

http://cdhsupport.org/awareness/cdhday.php

It’s not about one group, one person or even raising money. It’s about raising CDH awareness!!! It’s about saying a prayer (or making a wish) for the end of CDH. Because that’s the goal, isn’t it?

* You don’t have to go anywhere *
* You don’t have to spend any money *

Just say a prayer (or making a wish) for the end of CDH and tell at least 1 person about CDH. That’s it! How easy is that? (You can do more if you wish – visit the link for details!)

No drama. ALL organizations can participate! No trademarks. No one has to ask permission to join in. No one has to pay anyone for anything. Use the ribbon as much as you want. Sell it on anything you want for any group you want – we don’t care!!! Just raise CDH awareness!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Too many babies are dying from CDH. Too many families are devastated. Drama and politics and money should not be stopping awareness if that’s what’s needed to help these children!

So how can you possibly say no? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope to see everyone participating in this amazing day for these babies!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Please join the event and invite your family and friends!!!!

http://cdhsupport.org/awareness/cdhday.php

May 17, 2009 – Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Day of Prayer & Education

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!

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May, 2009 Events

March for Babies โ€“ 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.

Peytonโ€™s Promise โ€“ May 16 in Sea Isle City, NJ to raise money for the Childrenโ€™s Hospital of Philadelphia CDH Research fund. For more information you can visit http://peytonlaricks.blogspot.com

Michigan Member Bowl-a-Thon – May 17 in Flint, Michigan. You can reach Barb at bwagner@cherubs-cdh.org or 810-845-8480

Day of Prayer for CDH – May 17 around the world! You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-610-0129 or visit our blog at http://cdhsupport.blogspot.com for more information

North Carolina Get-Together for members of CHERUBS – May 17 at Pullen Park in Raleigh, NC. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-610-0129. http://nccherubs.wordpress.com/

North Carolina Balloon Release – May 17 at Pullen Park in Raleigh, NC. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-610-0129. http://nccherubs.wordpress.com/

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Official Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Ribbon buttons!

http://cdhsupport.blogspot.com/2009/04/congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia.html

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/cherubs – a small percentage of the purchases at our cafepress store does go to CHERUBS.

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

http://www.cdhsupport.org
http://www.cdhresearch.org
3650 Rogers Rd #290, Wake Forest, NC 27587
919-610-0129