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, I saw a post last Wednesday. I want to join in there efforts to get the word out. It was so nice
of Mayor Dennis to declare CHD week in Douglas. Even though it was short notice, he made the time to support our
Quest of Heart.
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 Saturday edition of the Douglas Enterprise; and
Read Sharee’s Quest and Lancelot’s Quest to find out more about CHD.