Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

CHD Awareness Week at the Georgia State Capitol

Please join the Children's Sibley Heart Center patients, families and staff at the Georgia State Capitol as Governor Nathan Deal will present a proclamation declaring February 7-14 as CHD Awareness Week in Georgia. An official photo will be taken the day of the proclamation. There is strength in numbers and we invite all to help make a bold statement that demonstrates the power of a unified cardiac community. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please wear red to help identify those in our group.

When: Wednesday, February 10

Where: Georgia State Capitol, North Wing Stairs
*If you enter from the Washington St. entrance, the North Wing Stairs are located inside the Capitol directly past security to the left. Read more about parking and directions.

Time: 10 a.m.
*Our group will meet in the Rotunda of the Capitol building and proceed to the North Wing Stairs at 9:45 a.m.

Note: Several groups will be at the Capitol for various other proclamations and photo opportunities. The exact time of our group photo is unknown. We will be called to the stairs when it is our turn. Please RSVP using our online form.

2015 CHD Awareness Week Highlights (5 Images)

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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.