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UNCG Softball supports fight against CHD

Photo of UNCG softball teamThe UNCG softball team is promoting its season-long campaign to help raise money in the fight against Congenital Heart Defects.

The UNCG softball team has picked the weekend series on April 12-13 against Western Carolina as UNCG’s official CHD focus weekend. Donations will be taken all weekend long at the stadium’s marketing table as the team has set aim to raise $2,000. All donations will go towards CHD research as well as supporting families suffering from this illness.

The team has taken a strong interest in the platform after hearing about head coach Janelle Breneman’s 6-year old nephew, Bronson, who suffers from CHD. To learn more about Bronson’s story check out this informative but personal video by Greta Hurst (Bronson’s Mom & Coach Breneman’s sister): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ma8wrSAekE

Here are some important statistics about CHD. CHD is the #1 birth defect worldwide. Approximately one out of every 120 babies are born with a heart defect.

By Justin Glover

Full story at UNCG Athletics web site.