CDH Sunflower Sunday

CDH Sunflower Sunday is an online awareness event for our community to come together as one, support each other, raise funds, and share kindness.

Thousands of brave families across Australia have received the news that their child has been diagnosed with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. This week, two more families will join them.


No family will face CDH alone … every family who has been affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia is encouraged to take part in CDH Sunflower Sunday.


The 2022 event was a virtual video event held on Sunday 13 November 2022.

The virtual event  


No matter where you live or how you’ve been affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, you are invited to join us. All you need is access to YouTube or Facebook on the day. During the event, we blow bubbles to help us recognise all families on their own CDH journey. We celebrate our CDH survivors, and we remember our CDH angels.


Event packs


Register before 16 October to receive a free event pack which includes bubble blowers, sunflower cupcake toppers, and other themed items. You are welcome to register after this date, however you will need to supply your own bubble blowers.

Raising awareness and funds


Event guests are asked to encourage donations in the lead up to CDH Sunflower Sunday. Funds raised help to support families through the challenging days after a diagnosis, by providing information, financial support, and understanding. CDH Australia also funds research projects into better outcomes for babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.


Download our CDH Awareness and Fundraising Toolkit here.


Your help to encourage donations makes a big difference and provides a fantastic way for you to raise awareness about CDH with your friends, family, and colleagues. Event registration will create an online fundraising page for your family.

Making a day of it


  • Prepare a delicious sunflower themed lunch
  • Make yellow cupcakes for morning tea
  • Host a virtual video lunch with friends and family
  • Use face paints to decorate your family with sunflowers
  • Get dressed up and go on a CDH Awareness walk in your area
  • Share photos on social media using #cdhsfs
  • Fundraise to raise awareness and funds for the CDH community


You can watch our previous virtual events here:


CDH Sunflower Sunday 2021 – Virtual event


CDH Sunflower Sunday 2020 – Virtual event

The symbolic sunflower 


For CDH families, the sunflower inspires hope, warmth and strength.  Sunflowers hold different meanings in different cultures. For example, in Greek mythology it is the symbol of the water nymph Clytie, who after grieving the loss of her love Apollo, turns into a sunflower whose face always follows the sun.


For us, sunflowers inspire hope after a period of darkness; of finding light.


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