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Ladybug Run for CDH Awareness set for July 23 in Tigard

On July 23, the fifth annual Ladybug Run for CDH Awareness will kick off at Cook Park in Tigard, raising both funds and awareness about congenital diaphragmatic hernia, a potentially life-threatening birth defect affecting more than a thousand new infants per year.

Runners and walkers of all ages can sign up to participate in a 5K or 10K route that winds through Cook Park and the surrounding area. Spectators are also invited to come watch the runners.

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia, commonly referred to as CDH, is a malformation of the diaphragm that allows abdominal organs to move into the chest, restricting lung development. Half of children born with CDH do not survive.

The Ladybug CDH Foundation, a Portland non-profit organization that hosts the annual run, donates all proceeds from the race to fund medical research and support impacted families.

Registration closes July 18. To sign up, visit ladybugrun.com/index.php/menu-register