The official CDH Awareness Ribbon has gained recognition in 38 countries, all 50 states, and has been adopted by numerous non-profit organizations, groups, and hospitals. It was carefully chosen through a voting process by CDH parents and is both trademark and copyright-free, making it exclusive to the cause without being used by any other movement.
The Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Ribbon is as unique as the babies born with CDH. Incorporating the awareness colors for birth defects, pink and baby blue, the ribbon also includes light yellow and white clouds. The light yellow color represents the 50% of babies born with CDH who do not survive, while the white clouds symbolize hope and remembrance. By combining these elements, the ribbon remains true to its cause while distinctly representing CDH as a birth defect.
This ribbon holds significance within the Alliance of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Organizations and is officially recognized by CHERUBS, the world’s first and largest CDH organization with members in 38 countries. Additionally, it is associated with the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research Study and the CDH Research Congressional Bill. Wikipedia has also acknowledged this ribbon, and it has even been featured on a postage stamp, created on February 12, 2008. Moreover, a wide array of items featuring this ribbon is available on various online stores.
For families with a child born with CDH, a free personalized Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Ribbon can be requested to promote awareness and show support for CDH babies worldwide