July is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month (NCCAPM)

Established by AmeriFace and cleftAdvocate, the month aims to raise awaress about cleft & craniofacial issues, as well as spread prevention information. 

Cleft lip and palateCleft lip and palate is one of the most common birth anomalies in the world. A child is born with cleft lip and palate approximately every two and a half minutes somewhere in the world, according to the US Census Bureau.

Cleft lip and palate is a congenital condition which happens in the first three months of pregnancy. It affects the upper lip and the hard and soft palate of the mouth. The type and severity of a cleft will vary from child to child.

Despite extensive research about cleft lip and palate, its causes are still unknown.


Help us spread the word about National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month!

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Take Action! 

  • Share this page with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or via email
  • Tweet your support using #NCCAPM 
  • Share your story with us in the comments
  • Donate! Donations of $20 per month are matched and 100% of your donation goes directly to transforming lives!
  • Host a fundraiser at your school, workplace or in your community – host a dress down day, compete in a run or host your own event!