June is CMV Awareness Month around the globe! Join us in raising awareness of congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and let your local policy makers know it’s time to #screen4cmv
We will be continuously adding more information and resources to this page as the month progresses, so check back soon for more updates!
How You Can Help
Walk, Wheel or Wiggle for CMV
Take part in Canada’s first national awareness and fundraising event for CMV!
On June 19, 2021, join us for a safe and socially distant event day. Choose one of the three activities: a 5k walk, wheel (on your bicycle, scooter, wheelchair, etc.) or participate in our dance challenge. If you choose to walk, run or wheel, just choose your own route. Snap a photo or video of your activity and share on social media using #WalkWheelWiggle to raise awareness.
Registration closes May 31, but donations will be accepted until midnight on June 19. 100% of the proceeds from this event will be invested in the Canadian CMV Foundation to eradicate congenital Cytomegalovirus (cCMV). To learn more, register or donate, please visit: cmv.raisely.com
Write To Your Local MLA
Let legislators and policy makers know that it’s time to #screen4cmv Download our letter template below to get started. Contact email@example.com for more information about how to contact local law makers in your region or if you have any questions.
Share Your CMV Story
One of the most effective and powerful ways to raise awareness is by sharing your stories. You can read about other Canadian families who have shared their CMV journeys on our BLOG. To share your story, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Host a Fundraiser
Create an online fundraiser in seconds using Facebook Fundraisers. Click here to get started.
Why Universal Screening?
- Congenital CMV is common – 1 in 200 babies are born with a cCMV infection – but most cases are not being diagnosed.
- cCMV is a leading cause of hearing loss – it can also lead to a wide range of outcomes including developmental delays, cerebral palsy, vision loss, microcephaly and many others. In some cases, the infection is fatal.
- Early detection and intervention improves outcomes for infected infants.
- cCMV is detectable at birth using simple and affordable screening tests.
- Universal screening would actually lead to considerable cost savings for the entire medical system.
- There is precedent for universal screening – in 2019, Ontario became the first province to implement a program that screens all newborns for cCMV at birth – and it works!
- It’s time to #screen4cmv
CMV Awareness Around The World
CMV Canada is working with amazing partners around the world on a global campaign for CMV Awareness Month. Make sure to check out the incredible work being done by our friends at:
For more information about CMV Awareness Month, screening or how you can get involved, please contact us at email@example.com