A Recap of CDH Awareness Month 2021

April 2021 was one for the books. Another CDH Awareness Month in a global pandemic but once again, we pulled it off it off very successfully.

CDH Awareness Month Proclamations

We still have proclamations coming in so this video isn’t complete but wow! And so many cute photos of CDH patients and families with the proclamations that they helped us to gather that are posted on our blog and social media this year.

Virtual Ribbons

1000’s of patients are listed on www.cherubs.org with virtual Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Ribbons.


Make sure to check out the list and screen capture your patient’s ribbons before it’s taken down on May 7th. The list will return again next April.

2021 CDH Telethon

The CDH Concert was a wonderful celebration of a very successful 2021 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month!

We had 27 families and over 60 celebrities attend and raised $25,000!

2021 CDH Light Ups

Light ups on 3 continents this year! Over 100 famous buildings and landmarks lit up on April 19th for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness.

2021 Global CDH Conference

Our first virtual CDH Conference was a wonderful success. CDH Survivors met other survivors for the first time, families got to meet other families “face-to-face” and we learned about the latest Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia research with some incredible speakers.

Watch the presentations here:

Participants from 7 countries and 4 continents logged in and the event was so successful that we will repeat it every year virtually, even when we have our conferences in person again as well.

The patients and families were so happy to meet others like them that we are now scheduling weekly get-togethers through our Facebook Groups.

2021 Volunteers of the Year

4 volunteers at CDHi were awarded the Volunteer of the Year award! Congratulations to our 4 Volunteers of the Year – Mellissa Reaves, Jennifer Doolan, Nicolle Colvin and Heidi Marie Anderson!!!

CDH Awareness Month Fundraising Contests

We held 2 fundraising contests this month. Click here to read more.

2021 CDH Concert

The 2021 CDH Concert was a huge success and an amazing way to end Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month!

And THANK YOU to the 5 artists who donated their time and talent this evening to help us celebrate and raise more awareness:

Jason Adamo – http://www.jasonadamo.com

Chris Hendricks – http://www.facebook.com/castlewildmusic

Suzanne Simone – https://www.facebook.com/suzannesimone

Anthony Rogowski – http://www.facebook.com/twomanbandraleigh

Jeremy Burns – http://www.jeremyburnsmusic.com

Event Sponsor, Bands and Clubs of the Triangle.

Our Teams

THANK YOU to our fabulous CDHi Awareness Team for all their hard work with the proclamations, light ups and more.

THANK YOU to the Fundraising Team at CDHi for helping so many families to raise money in honor or in memory of their precious children for April.

THANK YOU to the speakers, moderators, attendees, ACDHO charities, CDHi Staff and MyCityMed for a wonderful CDH Conference!!!

THANK YOU to all of you who helped to raise awareness and funds, who donated, who shared your stories, who shared our posts, tweets and videos and gave our kids a big voice!!!

Join our Team!

Love what you’ve seen us to do for the CDH Community? Join us! Volunteer, donate, fundraise, share your story! Let’s continue to raise Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness and save these children!!!


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