Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

CHD Awareness Week at the Georgia State Capitol

Thank you to all who joined us for CHD Awareness Week at the State Capitol. There was strength in numbers and our group helped to make a bold statement that demonstrated the power of a unified cardiac community. Details for the 2017 CHD Awareness Week at the State Capitol will be posted as they become available.

Please contact Alison Mueller for more information about this event. 


2015 CHD Awareness Week Highlights (5 Images)

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2015 CHD Awareness Week

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal presented a Proclamation declaring Feb. 7 to 14 as CHD Awareness Week in Georgia. Children’s Sibley Heart Center patients, families and staff joined Governor Deal at the State Capitol at the signing of the proclamation. 

 

About CHD Awareness Week

CHD Awareness Week is an annual awareness effort to help educate the public about Congenital Heart Defects. Congenital Heart Disease is considered to be the most common birth defect, and is a leading cause of birth-defect related deaths worldwide.

Despite the fact that CHD affects approximately 1.8 million families in the U.S., a relatively small amount of funding is currently available for parent/patient educational services, research, and support.

By sharing the experiences of those affected and providing information, we hope to raise public awareness about conditions that affect approximately 40,000 babies each year in the United States alone.