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CHERUBS - The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support
3650 Rogers Road, #290
Wake Forest, NC 27587
The CHERUBS - Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support is an international support group for the families and physicians of children who are born with congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDH). Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a rare condition, present at birth that is characterized by the protrusion of organs from the abdomen into the chest through an opening in the muscle that divides the two. Established in 1993, CHERUBS is a volunteer organization associated with the March of Dimes, the Association of Birth Defect Children, Inc., and the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program. It serves people in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland. CHERUBS offers a "Parent Reference Guide," periodic newsletters, and brochures; has a parent-to-parent match up program; and provides referrals. In addition, the organization maintains a research library and compiles data from research surveys.
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