February 7th – 14th
Quest of Heart Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
Douglas, Mayor James H. Dennis signed the proclamation as Lancelot Holton, Andy Holton, Sherryl Holton,and Renee Holton look on.
Thanks to the tchin.org/aware ( Congential Heart Information Network) for posting information on Congenital Heart
Defect Awareness Week. Last Wednesday, I saw one of their ads on my niece, Mackenzie Carver’s facebook page. I want to join in there efforts to get the word out. Even though it was short notice, I called Mayor Dennis, and he made the time to support our Quest of Heart. On Monday, Mayor Dennis declared February 7th -14th CHD Awareness week in Douglas, Georgia.
.Noted on the Proclamation:
Every year 40,000 babies are born in the United States with Congenital Heart Defects; and
Some Congenital Heart defects are not diagnoised until months or years after birth; and
Undiagnosed Congenital Heart conditions cause many cases of sudden cardiac death in young
athletes; and Despite the statistics, newborns and young athletes are not routinely screened for CHD; and
A disproportionately small amount of funding is available for CHD research and support; and
CHD Awareness Week provides an opportunity for families whose lives have been affected to celebrate life and to remember loved ones lost; to honor dedicated health professionals, and to meet others and know they are not alone; and
The establishment of CHD Awareness Week will also provide the opportunity to share experiences and information with the public and the media, in order to raise public awareness about CHD; now
Read more about CHD in the Wednesday and Sunday Edition of the Douglas Enterprise. Reporter Ed Smith did an excellent job on the Proclamtion article. I look forward to seeing what he has written for Sunday’s Edition. Tracy Mayo and everyone at the Douglas Enterprise have always been so wonderful to support us throughout the years.