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Thank you all for helping us to accomplish many goals this year!  We look forward to gaining new ground for our cause in 2016!

  • Reached over 6000 families and medical care providers in our membership
  • Awarded over $40,000 in CDH Research Grants
  • Sent out over 120 CDH HOPE Totebags
  • 2016 ACDHO CDH Conference in Paris bought together 5 charities
  • Published CDH Research Survey findings with Toronto Sick Kids at American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Congressman George Holding visits our office
  • Met with leader of the NICHD at the National Institutes of Health to discuss funding for CDH
  • Joined the Friends of NICHD charity alliance to further funding for child diseases and defects
  • Unanimous passing of resolution proclaiming April, 2016 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month in the U.S. Senate
  • Introduction of of resolution proclaiming April, 2016 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month into the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Gathered 48 state proclamations, bringing us to all 50 states proclaiming April 19th
  • Met with Congressmen on Capitol Hill
  • Dear Nicholas Sparks book published
  • Met with Nicholas Sparks
  • CHERUBS first book signing event
  • NFL NY Giants player Perry Williams visited our office
  • Bought on 2 new members of the Executive Board of Directors
  • Added 2 new members to the Medical Advisory Board
  • Represented CDH families at the 2016 American Pediatric Surgical Association Conference
  • Represented CDH families at the 2016 American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Conference
  • Represented CDH families at the 2016 Global Rare Disease Conference
  • Started research projects with 3 CDH Research Centers
  • Charity of the 2016 American Mustang Car Show in Indianapolis
  • 2016 Combined Federal Campaign charity
  • Gave our first Live Facebook Videos
  • Gave over 25 speeches locally on CDH
  • Held the 2016 Masquerading Angels Ball
  • Participated in Leesburg Christmas Parade
  • Participated in Yucca Valley Christmas Parade
  • 1 new office intern
  • Held the 2016 Chris Leith Golf Tournament for CHERUBS
  • Golf Tournament in Atlanta launched new CDH foundation
  • Awareness Walk in Ontario, Canada
  • Reached over 28,000 Facebook Fans
  • Reached 75,000 posts on the CDH Forums
  • Awarded 9 Financial Assistance Grants to Families
  • Awarded 3 CDH Scholarships
  • Participated in National Children's Memorial Day
  • Participated in #GivingTuesday
  • 50/50 CDH Raffle for Research Contest
  • CHERUBS Vendor Event
  • April 19th - Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day
  • Niagara Falls lit up for April 19th
  • Salt Lake Bees Baseball CDH Awareness Night
  • CDH Awareness Night with the Las Vegas 51's
  • Christmas with Kasey Golf Classic in Colorado
  • Jessy's Journey: 4th Annual CDH Walk/Bike/Run in Ohio
  • Lizzy's 10k Annual Walk for CHERUBS in Ontario, Canada
  • Teen Vocal Talent Showcase in Mississippi
  • Canada CDH Action Day Gathering
  • CHERUBS Pacific NW Families Strike Back Against CDH
  • CDH Awareness Night with the Potomac Nationals
  • CDH Action Day in Missouri
  • CDH Awareness Day and Get-Together in Ohio
  • Creative Canvas Fundraiser
  • One Hope Wine Fundraiser
  • Clark County Sale Fundraiser
  • Texas Roadhouse CDH Fundraiser
  • FedEx Ohio Fundraiser
  • CDH Action Day in Arizona
  • Stickin Up for CDH Fundraiser
  • My Premier Designs Fundraisr
  • Pampered Chef Fundraiser
  • Tastefully Simple Fundraiser
  • Metal Momma Fundraiser
  • Beach Glass Jewelry Fundraiser
  • Usborne Book Fundraiser
  • Keep Collective with Marisa Fundraiser
  • DollarDays Contest Winner
  • PECO Crown Lights in Philadelphia lit up for April 19th
  • Terminal Tower in Cleveland lit up for April 19th
  • Saint Louis Science Center's James S. McDonnell Planetarium lit up for April 19th
  • BC Place in British Columbia lit up for April 19th
  • Peace Bridge in Buffalo lit up for April 19th
  • Wells Fargo Duke Energy Center lit up for April 19th
  • Telus World of Science lit up for April 19th
  • Calcary Tower lit up for April 19th
  • CN Tower lit up for April 19th
  • WoodmenLife Tower lit up for April 19th
  • JL Tower in Anchorage lit up for April 19th
  • Brant Street Pier in Ontario lit up for April 19th
  • High Level Bridge in Edmonton lit up for April 19th
  • Eli's Run in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Kassidy's Kause Fundraiser
  • Storybook Birthdays Annual Costume Party Fundraiser in Mississippi
  • Night of Dinner and Dancing Fundraiser in Pennsylvania
  • CHERUBS Annual Ohio Picnic
  • Nathaniel Cummings Fundraiser
  • Melaeuca Fundraiser
  • Brady Thomas Golf Tournament
  • Justyce for Kids Fundraiser
  • Paint Nite Fundraiser
  • Gateway Men's Choir Benefit
  • Houston Spirit Night Fundraiser
  • Dress Down Fundraisers
  • Potomac Naitonals Fundraiser
  • Dixie Direct Savings Guide Fundraiser in Utah
  • CHERUBS Utah Picnic
  • Bravelets Fundraiser
  • Making Stride for CDH Fundraiser
  • Virtual Candles & Snowflakes Fundraiser
  • Virtual CDH Ribbons Fundraiser
  • Fetin 4 a Cause Fundraiser
  • Won 2016 Top-Rated NonProfit Award from GreatNonprofits.com
  • Won 2016 GuideStar Gold charity award

Join us in 2017 as we visit Capitol Hill in March and hold the International CDH Conference in Salt Lake City, along with many other local events.   

Stay tuned to our site and Facebook page for upcoming details!

Happy New Year from everyone at CHERUBS!

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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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.