Save the Cherubs

   Cherubs are everywhere. They are your next door neighbor's new baby. The little girl on the swing set at the park. The teenager that sits behind your son in high school geometry class. The person behind you in the grocery store line. Their scars are hidden under clothes, their stories a bit sad and taboo to talk about - so the miracles are not seen with the naked eye and you have probably mistaken a cherub for a "normal" person many times. But they are there; walking miracles with invisible wings. And missing babies that belong to the grieving parents who you don't see grieve; your local bank teller, the man who held a door for you at the gas station, the old woman who drove the car in front of you at the stop light this morning. Cherubs are everywhere.

   Unless you have been affected personally by CDH, you probably have never heard of it. The mission of "Save the Cherubs" is to make Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia a phrase everyone knows how to say and everyone knows what it means. By raising awareness, we hope to raise research funds to save these babies - Save the Cherubs.

Be a Model for Save the Cherubs

Volunteer Photographer FAQ


 

Participating in "Save the Cherubs"

Who can participate?
  Any members of CHERUBS, including both survivors and families of non-survivors. Siblings and other family members are welcome to be extras in the background of the photos.  If you are not yet a member of CHERUBS, you can Join Today.

 

Will it cost me anything to participate?
  Not at all except for a few hours of your time and maybe a little gas to drive to a photo shoot location. 

 

Does Everyone need release forms?
  Yes, everyone who is in the photo needs to sign a model release form

 

Do I have to buy special clothes for the photo shoot?
  No, models will wear every day clothes. We ask that models do *not* wear white clothing so the wings will be more visable. Wings will be provided either by the photographer or loaned out by CHERUBS.

 

How long will it take to schedule a photo shoot?
  If we can easily find a photographer in your area, about 2 weeks. It may take longer if it is harder to find a volunteer photographer.

 

I know a photographer who will take my cherub's photograph. Can I use him or her?
Sure, if he / she will agree to do this shoot and sign the necessary paperwork to do so. 

 

Will I get copies of the photographs after the shoot?
  Yes, the photographer will send you no less than 10 photographs for your own personal use. He / she may also sell prints to you if you both agree to do so. 

 

Can I post these photos on-line?
  Only for personal use (on your blog, etc). However, you MUST give credit to the photographer and it would be nice if you gave the Save the Cherubs campaign credit as well.

 

Aren't these my photos to do anything that I want to with?
  No, they are not. Copyrights belong to the photographers and we must respect that. CHERUBS has permission to use the photographs for this campaign. As a model, or guardian of a model, you have the right use these photos for personal reasons only. You cannot sell them, print them to distribute, use them in any other campaign, etc. 

 

How do I get the local media to participate?
  Call, e-mail, write - be persistant! This campaign IS a big deal! CDH Awareness is a newsworthy event! If you sent your e-mails / letters and didn't hear back within a week - call them!  

 

I want to see my child on a billboard!
  How do I do that? Contact your local billboard company (the phone number is usually listed at the bottom of billboards) and ask them to donate space! 

News from CHERUBS

2018 Light Ups for CDH Awareness Day

Buildings and Landmarks in the United States and Canada lit up blue, pink and yellow on April 19th for CDH Awareness Day.  The CN Tower will light up on April 28th in Toronto, Canada.

The following locations lit up for CDH Awareness Day in 2018:

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CDH International Telethon on April 19th

On CDH Awareness Day, April 19th, CDH International interviewed families, researchers, doctors and volunteers as they all shared stories, tears and trials as we raised awareness and money for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia via live video on Facebook.  We had guests live from around the globe, truly an international day of CDH Awarneess.  The goal was to reach $50,000 over 15 hours during a live Facebook telethon.  Donors were able to make a donation by calling in, donating on any of the member's Facebook telethon fundraisers or directly on the website.  As the telethon closed, CDH International surpassed the goal bringing in $51,388.  This number is on the rise, where the final total will be announced on April 30th.  Facebook fundraisers for the telethon are still ongoing and the charity waits for any checks arriving by mail.

Read more...

2018 Salt Lake City Bees Game for CHERUBS

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah, CHERUBS held a CDH Awareness Ballgame. This was the 5th annual CDH Awareness ball game for the charity.  The game has been a yearly celebration of CDH Awareness Month. CHERUBS members, family and friends got together for a great night of baseball, meeting other CDH families and raised a ton of CDH Awareness. Abby Rush, 15 year old CDH survivor, got to throw in the 1st pitch of the night and kick off the celebration for the charity.  Wearing her wings, Abby threw the 1st pitch like a pro and raised a ton of CDH Awareness.

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2017 - News from CHERUBS

2018 Light Ups for CDH Awareness Day

Buildings and Landmarks in the United States and Canada lit up blue, pink and yellow on April 19th for CDH Awareness Day.  The CN Tower will light up on April 28th in Toronto, Canada.

The following locations lit up for CDH Awareness Day in 2018:

Read more...

CDH International Telethon on April 19th

On CDH Awareness Day, April 19th, CDH International interviewed families, researchers, doctors and volunteers as they all shared stories, tears and trials as we raised awareness and money for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia via live video on Facebook.  We had guests live from around the globe, truly an international day of CDH Awarneess.  The goal was to reach $50,000 over 15 hours during a live Facebook telethon.  Donors were able to make a donation by calling in, donating on any of the member's Facebook telethon fundraisers or directly on the website.  As the telethon closed, CDH International surpassed the goal bringing in $51,388.  This number is on the rise, where the final total will be announced on April 30th.  Facebook fundraisers for the telethon are still ongoing and the charity waits for any checks arriving by mail.

Read more...

2018 Salt Lake City Bees Game for CHERUBS

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah, CHERUBS held a CDH Awareness Ballgame. This was the 5th annual CDH Awareness ball game for the charity.  The game has been a yearly celebration of CDH Awareness Month. CHERUBS members, family and friends got together for a great night of baseball, meeting other CDH families and raised a ton of CDH Awareness. Abby Rush, 15 year old CDH survivor, got to throw in the 1st pitch of the night and kick off the celebration for the charity.  Wearing her wings, Abby threw the 1st pitch like a pro and raised a ton of CDH Awareness.

Read more...