September is Children's Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month
This September, the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) is partnering with 17 leading health and school organizations to raise awareness of pediatric cardiomyopathy. During Children’s Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month, parents, physicians, nurses, coaches, teachers, and community leaders are urged to #KnowYourHeart and learn the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of cardiomyopathy. Increased attention in this area can help to identify at-risk children, direct them to the appropriate medical care, and prevent sudden cardiac death associated with cardiomyopathy.
The month-long awareness initiative will include fun and creative ways to learn and share, take action, and show and tell others about pediatric cardiomyopathy at the community level. CCF has created downloadable awareness month resources
, such as fact sheets, social media images, and sample postings to help spread the word.
National partners include the American Heart Association, National Association of School Nurses, and the National Alliance for Youth Sports to name a few. Throughout the month, partners will participate in a number of CCF-led awareness activities to educate others about the seriousness of cardiomyopathy and the measures needed to protect youth from sudden cardiac death.
View Awareness Month Partners & Activities