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The Ladybug CDH Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. The primary mission of our foundation is to raise public awareness of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), a serious birth defect that occurs in one out of approximately 2,500 births and has a fatality rate of nearly 50%. 

Our Mission

The mission of our foundation is to raise awareness of the birth defect congenital diaphragmatic hernia and to raise money to donate towards research and as financial assistance to families in the Pacific Northwest affected by CDH.

How You Can Help

To raise public awareness of the birth defect of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and to generate support and provide assistance to families impacted by CDH in the Pacific Northwest.

The easiest way to help is to make a tax-deductible donation. We will send you a receipt for tax purposes and any amount is greatly appreciated. Mail checks to:

Ladybug CDH Foundation
PO Box 25803
Portland, Oregon 97298

If you would like to send a donation in memory/in honor of someone, we will send a letter acknowledging the gift. 50% of our donations will go towards research projects and 50% will go towards financial assistance to families affected by CDH in the Pacific Northwest.

You can also help by donating your time and skills. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with fundraising events. Contact us to be added to a volunteer list mailing list.

Board of Directors

President/Founder: Liz Dooley

Secretary: Lori Hart

Treasurer: Bradi Gates

Board Members:

David Fitzhugh,
Jason Johns,
Kristen Bier