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This year has been an incredible year at our charity and every step that we have been able to take has tremendously helped us to assist families affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

As we reflect back on all of our accomplishments, we also remember all the children born with CDH during the past year and prepare for all the babies to be born with CDH in 2015.

We hope that you will continue with us on this journey to make sure that no family fights Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia alone.

Because of incredible members, volunteers and donors, we were able to achieve amazing things in 2014:

   * Rang the Closing Bell on the NYSE
   * Won Presidential Point of Light Award
   * Held first International CDH Conference in Europe
   * 2014 CDH Conference in Washington DC
   * Won 3rd place in national Dare Me For Charity contest
   * Participated in Dare Me For Charity events in; Las Vegas, Tempe, New York, Columbus, New Orleans, Denver, St. Louis, Detroit, Edina (Minnesota), Boston, Pittsburgh and Jacksonville.
   * CDH Awareness Month Resolution passed in United States Senate
   * CDH Awareness Month Resolution introduced in United States House of Representatives
   * Met with Congressmen on Capitol Hill
   * CHERUBS Dinner on Capitol Hill
   * 46 states proclaim April 19th for CDH Awareness
   * 72 mayors proclaim April 19th for CDH Awareness
   * Appeared on "Good Morning America"
   * Appeared on "Today Show""
   * Supported cherub Rudy Abreu on "So You Think You Can Dance"
   * Phillies vs Mets CDH Awareness Game
   * CN Tower in Toronto lit on April 19th for CDH Awareness
   * Mercedes Benz Super Dome lit on April 19th for CDH Awareness
   * Dublin City Hall lit on April 19th for CDH Awareness
   * Wells Fargo Duke Energy Center in Charlotte lit on April 19th for CDH Awareness
   * Miami Tower lit on April 19th for CDH Awareness
   * PECO Building in Philadelphia lit on April 19th for CDH Awareness
   * Cleveland Terminal Tower lit on April 19th for CDH Awareness
   * One Liberty Place Building in Philadelphia lit on April 19th for CDH Awareness
   * RSA Battle House Tower in Mobile lit on April 19th for CDH Awareness
   * Tampa Sun Trust Building lit on April 19th for CDH Awareness
   * City Place of West Palm Beach lit on April 19th for CDH Awareness
   * CDH Awareness Walk and Easter Egg Hunt in St Louis
   * Shands @ UF CDH Awareness Parade in Gainesville
   * 2014 CDH Awareness Event in Portland
   * CDH Awareness Ziplining Fundraiser in the UK
   * Baby B.L.U. 5K Race
   * CDH Awareness Day Event in Mesa, AZ
   * Applebee's CDH Awareness Night in Fresno, CA
   * CDH Awareness at Midcoast Pizza & More in Maine
   * Spin For CDH Awareness in Wilmington, NC
   * Parade of Cherubs in Portland
   * 4 CBS Outdoor Billboards light for CDH Awareness
   * CDH Awareness at the Philadelphia Zoo
   * Carnegie Science Center Lighting in Pittsburg
   * Hike the Hill for Congenital Diaphragmatic Awareness in Ohio
   * CDH Awareness Egg Roll in Ohio
   * Vance Thompson Vision Lighting in South Dakota
   * 10 Billboards - South Dakota
   * Salt Lake Bees Baseball CDH Awareness Night
   * CDH Awareness Night with the Las Vegas 51's
   * 2014 Day of CDH Awareness Texas Picnic
   * Member homes light up pink, blue and yellow
   * Membership reached 5000
   * Join the Combined Federal Campaign
   * April Showers for CDH Babies campaign
   * Peter Harris Clothes charity of the year
   * 2014 CDH Newsletter
   * 2015 CDH Awareness Calendar
   * CDH Radio Show
   * Member picnic in Indiana
   * Member picnic in Louisiana
   * Christmas cookie exchange and lunch in Nevada
   * Member picnic in Colorado
   * Fall Festivities in Oregon
   * Member brunch in Arizona
   * Mustang Club of Indianapolis Car Show benefiting CHERUBS
   * Member picnic in North Carolina
   * Member picnic in Ohio
   * Awareness walk in Ohio
   * 3 Shirt Fundraisers
   * 50/50 CDH Raffle for Research Contest
   * CDH Research Grant Contest
   * Created over 100 new graphics
   * 2014 CDH Awareness Holiday Cards
   * Created 5 more CDH Awareness Videos
   * Participated in Couture for a Cause
   * Participated in National Children's Memorial Day, honoring over 1900 lost cherubs
   * Participated in #GivingTuesday
   * Created CDH Funeral Assistance Fund
   * Awarded 1 CDH Scholarship
   * Awarded 12 Financial Assistance Grants to families
   * 4 Hospitals Presented with CDH Kits
   * Over 200 CDH HOPE Totebags sent to new and expectant CDH Families
   * Over 200 CDH Information Packets sent to CDH Families
   * Successfully petitioned correction of CDH info from "The Doctors" show
   * Installed new Board of Directors
   * Installed new members of the Parent Advisory Board
   * Created CDH Support Groups on Facebook
   * CDH Ice Bucket Challenges
   * Reached over 22,000 Facebook Fans
   * Reached over 14,000 Twitter Followers



Join the CDH Angel Club

Join the Angel Club and make a monthly or annual donation in honor or in memory of your cherub.

Your membership into the CDH Angel Club brings you discounts on awareness merchandise and event tickets, your cherub's name listed on our web site, annual rewards and much more.  We appreciate every donor and club member and work hard to show that appreciation throughout the year.  Without you, CHERUBS cannot help CDH families.

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CALL TO ACTION: Several charity services have been put on hold due to lack of funding. Donate now to help reinstate important support for families affected by CDH


Join us on Capitol Hill to help raise awareness and research funding on March 28 - 29, 2017.


2017 CDH Conference set for Salt Lake City, Nevada on July 27 - 30th.



CHERUBS presents CDH Research to the American Pediatric Association.  This is the 3rd piece of research that our charity has presented to the medical community so far.

Our urgent goal:

Eliminate Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in our lifetime

and support those already affected.




"I can't imagine how we could have managed, or even survived the last 20 years without CHERUBS. I have made life long long friends, who in all honesty are in many ways more like family than my blood relations are. Our children, our CHERUBS families are so dear to us, they hold a special place in our hearts, always."- Heidi Forney

"CHERUBS has brought so many loving people into my life. They understand how I feel. They know what it's like to watch your child fight. They're more then just friends, they're family." - Brandy Hawkins

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"We have truly enjoyed being involved in Cherubs over the years. I have been able to attend two conferences where I met wonderful parents of other CDH kids and made lifelong friends. My favorite memories are of the CDH Awareness walks in DC. There is no other group that does so much to advance the cause of CDH kidsand their families."- Mary Abigail Reinhardt

"CHERUBS has been awesome to support us on our CDH journey! Even though we weren't members until long after our first CDH diagnosis, the support we've received since joining has been amazing. We have been able to connect with so many other families and share our successes and grief. We've also been able to offer support to so many other families. Without CHERUBS our CDH world, and the CDH world in general would be a lot darker!" - Josh Hensley

"The same day that we got the diagnosis that Vivienne had CDH I was was doing research online and discovered CHERUBS. A few weeks later we received the care package, with items donated by parents in honor/memory of their children. A lot of that stuff ended up being very useful, but even more than that, just feeling like part of a community of people who understand what you are going through was really great." - Allison Moore


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  • $3 - 1 CDH Bracelet
  • $10 - 1 CDH Newsletter
  • $12 - 1 Info Packet
  • $50 - 1 CDH HOPE Totebag
  • $150 - 1 Hospital Kit
  • $250 - 1 Family Grant
  • $1000 - 1 Scholarship
  • $7000 - 1 CDH Conference
  • $10,000 - 1 Research Grant
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  • Welcome Committee
  • Prayer Committee
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2017 - News from CHERUBS

2017 Year In Review

Thank you all for helping us to accomplish many goals this year!   Look at what we accomplished together in 2017:


National Children's Memorial Day 2017

Our main web site at http://www.cdhi.org has turned black for National Children's Memorial Day in memory of all the cherubs lost to Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.


2017 CDH Conference

Our 2017 International CHERUBS CDH Conference was a huge success.