In 1963, Dr. Jerome Lejeune became the first person to research and describe the syndrome that eventually became known as Cri Du Chat (5p-minus Syndrome). However, the technology of that generation would only allow him and future researchers to scratch the surface of this rare genetic disorder that affects approximately 1 out of 50,000 live births a year. Over the 51 years since Dr. Lejeune’s discovery, it is estimated that nearly 4,000 babies have been born with Cri Du Chat. And that is where the story of the CDC Research Foundation begins. Discover more about us →

About CDC Syndrome

Each year, approximately 50 to 60 children in the United States are born with Cri Du Chat Syndrome, also known as 5p-minus. Learn more →

2019 Charity Golf Outing

Join us on Thursday, May 16th for our Fifth Annual Charity Golf Outing to support Cri du Chat research! Find out the details →

Research is Power

Research into CDC Syndrome can ensure that children with this condition can reach their absolute fullest potential. Discover the power of research →