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Promote Awareness

Promote CMV Awareness

There are many ways to get involved with the National CMV Foundation. Please consider joining in our fight to increase CMV awareness and ultimately stop congenital CMV!

Volunteer During Online "Calls to Action"

Volunteer with National CMV by answering one of our "Calls to Action": tips and assignments that will help you become more involved in the CMV community while assisting National CMV via grassroots awareness, outreach, and advocacy. National CMV regularly posts "Calls to Action" on our social media channels, so be sure to find, friend, and follow National CMV on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Print and Post CMV Awareness and Educational Materials

If you’re passionate about helping National CMV reach women of childbearing age with CMV resources and prevention information, we invite you to share, post, and print our awareness flyers, now available in English, Spanish, and over 30 languages. You can also bring awareness to your community by distributing National CMV’s printed educational materials to medical professionals (including physicians, midwives, doulas, and birth educators), hospitals, daycares, preschools, and other relevant kid-friendly or pregnancy-related community organizations in your city.  

Host an Event or Fundraiser

Connecting women of childbearing age with accurate research and information is essential to our mission. By hosting an event, you offer women a place to share prevention materials or raise funds that will directly contribute to the development of National CMV's work nationwide. If you have an idea or venue in which you’d like to host an event, please visit our Fundraising page for some helpful tips.

Compete 4 CMV: Be a CMV Crusader

Compete 4 CMV is a series of community-based athletic events, and each voluntary participant who chooses to run, bike, swim or compete for this cause is known as a CMV Crusader. Your participation endorses a conscious choice for healthy living and directly fuels our awareness and prevention programs. National CMV uses social media to promote a sense of community, while increasing motivation and offering supportive encouragement during your training. You may choose to support National CMV in an existing race or event, or create an event of your own. Join our team!

Stop CMV Hands Campaign

National CMV is collecting personal and powerful hand photos to raise public awareness of CMV and to demonstrate our commitment to congenital CMV as a public health priority. As simple as it sounds, by writing “Stop CMV” on the palm of your hand, you’ll become part of a global campaign working to educate women and save babies from the dangers of CMV.  Do you have a camera or smartphone? If so, please consider taking a photo of yourself and/or your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and members of your community to help us increase public awareness of congenital CMV. 

 

Cameron - Arizona

The doctors knew Cameron's problem was viral, but they couldn't pinpoint the virus. Finally, after about 2 days, my placenta lab test came back and it was infected with CMV. I was so relieved that Cameron was going to survive, but I was not ready for the next bombshell. The NICU doctor told us that as a result of is brain damage, Cameron would not be able to “walk, talk or learn."

— Julie, Mother