June is CMV Awareness Month, but what is CMV? CMV refers to Cytomegalovirus, and congenital CMV infection is arguably the most common preventable cause of neonatal disability in the United States. CMV affects approximately 30,000 children annually, including our son, Leo.
Before Leo was born, we had not heard of CMV, and today far too few still are not aware of the virus. CMV is preventable, its awareness is severely lacking and this needs to change. So let's all work to stop CMV.
As part of CMV Awareness Month we are holding an event to help spread the word. Friends are invited to a happy hour event on June 28th at Connolly's Pub (third floor) at 121 West 45th Street, New York, NY. The event will begin at 6:30pm ET and include live music. We would love you see you there.
If you choose to do so, please feel free to donate to this fundraiser as all of the proceeds go to the National CMV Foundation (a qualified 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization).
Best Regards, Zack and Karen Rigoni