Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, Feb 7-14

Please make plans to join Children's Sibley Heart Center patients, families and staff on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Georgia State Capitol (North Wing Stairs). Georgia Governor Nathan Deal will present a Proclamation declaring Feb. 7 to 14 as CHD Awareness Week in Georgia.

An official group photo will be taken. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please wear red to show your support for CHD Awareness Week and our unified cardiac community.

Feb. 10 Event Details

  • 9:45 a.m.—Meet at the Rotunda of the Capitol Building and proceed to the North Wing stairs. Be sure to arrive early to allow time for parking. If you enter from the Washington St. entrance, the North Wing Stairs are located inside the Capitol directly past security to the left.
  • 10 a.m.—Proclamation issued by Governor Deal. Group photo will be taken immediately after proclmation is signed.

RSVP if you plan to attend the CHD Proclamation.

Please note: Several groups will be at the Capitol for 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. To help identify those people in our group, please wear red.

For more information on parking and directions, please visit the Georgia State Capitol Museum website.  

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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. 

 

More 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.