CHERUBS Celebrates 20 Years of Service to the CDH Community!

February 12th celebrates our charity's 20th Anniversary!

Look at all we have accomplished together over the years:

 

 

 

1995

  • CHERUBS, the first CDH Charity in the United States, was created
  • CHERUBS is granted an EIN and 501 (c) III Non-Profit Status
  • The first CDH Newsletter was published, Spring 1995 Newsletter
  • First CDH Parent Reference Guide created
  • Summer 1995 Newsletter
  • Fall/Winter 1995 Newsletter

 

1996

  • First newspaper article about CHERUBS is printed
  • First Charity to attend the American Pediatric Surgical Association Meetings CHERUBS
  • First charity CDH Research Study created
  • Medical Advisory Board established
  • Our first computer was donated by GSK
  • Joined the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc (NORD)
  • Joined the Alliance of Genetic Support Groups
  • Inspirational quotes added to newsletters
  • Grieving Parents column created
  • Spring 1996 Newsletter
  • Summer 1996 Newsletter

 

1997

 

1998

  • Our first Secretary, volunteer Judi Toth, mom of Christopher Toth
  • CHERUBS Volunteer Coordinator position is created
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research Survey Results are published
  • International & State Representatives are created
  • Cooking with Cherubs is published
  • CHERUBS 1999 Calendars are published
  • CHERUBS first bake sale
  • CHERUBS first raffle held
  • CHERUBS first on-line chats
  • CHERUBS membership grows to over 100 CDH families
  • Our first donated copy machine to print our own newsletters
  • Fall 1998 Newsletter

 

1999

  • First CHERUBS Logo
  • First CDH Get-Together in Washington DC
  • 375 members in 11 countries
  • 4 newsletters
  • Advisor to 20/20 Episode on Fetal CDH Surgery
  • First CDH Information Packets created
  • CHERUBS is contacted by ABC's 20/20 staff for input on a story of a cherub
  • CHERUBS members participate in Noah's Flood ECMO Fundraiser for National Children's Hospital in Washington, DC
  • Our first Grieving Parents Get-Together is held outside of Washington, DC
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research Survey Results are published
  • Listservs move to Onelist.com, which becomes Yahoogroups
  • A forum for CDH medical professionals is created
  • New seperate listservs were created for grieving parents and parents of survivors
  • Advisory Committee is created
  • Conference Committee is created
  • Kids Book Committee is created
  • Fundraising Committee is created
  • Research Committee is created
  • Welcoming Committees are created
  • Card Committees are created
  • Grant Committee is Created
  • Welcoming Committees are created
  • Totebag Committee is created
  • Library Committee is created
  • Offer parents free web site graphics
  • 2000 Calendars are published
  • First Lock-In Fundraiser
  • First t-shirts and sweatshirts are created
  • First Christmas Fairy fundraiser
  • Newsletter Tribute fundraiser is started
  • Over 500 members
  • Spring 1999 Newsletter

 

2000

  • First International CDH Conference
  • First CDH Fundraising Auctions on Ebay
  • First on-line CDH Awareness Items store via Cafepress
  • On-Line CDH Research Library created
  • CDH Research Survey Results
  • First CDH T-Shirts sold
  • First Ohio member picnic is held in Columbus, OH
  • First message boards were created
  • Cooking with Cherubs Volume II is published
  • First Celebrity Auction is held
  • Listservs were created for our various Committees
  • 750 members in 20 countries
  • Spring 2000 Newsletter
  • Summer 2000 Newsletter
  • Winter 2000 Newsletter

 

2001

  • Get-Togethers in North Carolina, Ohio and New England
  • First Australian Get-Together
  • First Grieving Parents Get-Together
  • Hospital Ambassador positions created (name later changed to Hospital Angels)
  • CHERUBS contributes to Family Circle magazine article on CDH
  • CHERUBS petition for Certification of Ultrasound Technicians is started
  • First member Candlelighting Ceremony is held
  • CHERUBS CDH Video Committee is formed
  • CHERUBS Australia creates it's own national web sit
  • CHERUBS reaches 750 members in 27 countries
  • Spring 2001 Newsletter
  • Summer 2001 Newsletter
  • Fall 2001 Newsletter
  • Winter 2001 Newsletter

 

2002

  • CHERUBS moves into it's first office
  • CHERUBS is contacted by Lifetime Televisions "Strong Medicine" for a CDH story line
  • First United Kingdom National Member Get-together is held
  • Australia National Member Get-together is held
  • CHERUBS 2nd Celebrity Ebay Auction is held
  • Get-Togethers in Ohio, Texas and Alabama
  • 1150 members in 35 countries
  • Ebay Auction Fundraiser
  • Avon and Pampered Chef Fundraisers
  • Fall 2002 Newsletter
  • Spring 2002 Newsletter

 

2003

  • Member Ebay Auction fundraiser is held
  • Australia National Member Get-together is held
  • United Kingdom National Member Get-together is held
  • Ohio member picnic is held in Columbus, OH

 

2004

  • Participated in the first International CDH Study Group Conference
  • Listservs were created for each state and country where we have members
  • CHERUBS cafepress store is launched
  • CHERUBS UK is granted Non-Profit Status
  • Australia National Member Get-together is held
  • Ohio member picnic is held in Columbus, OH
  • CHERUBS 2005 Calendars are published
  • CHERUBS Adopt A Cherub Link Program was started
  • 1400 families
  • Spring/Summer Newsletter
  • Winter 2004 Newsletter

 

2005

  • CHERUBS submits research data for inclusion in the International CDH Study Group Congress in Germany
  • Ohio member picnic is held in Columbus, OH
  • Australia National Member Get-together is held
  • Over 1500 CDH families
  • Spring/Summer 2005 Newsletter

 

2006

  • "Stories of Cherubs" is published
  • CHERUBS new web site is started
  • Ohio member picnic is held in Columbus, OH
  • Australia National Member Get-together is held

 

2007

  • Founding member of the Alliance of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Organizations
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Ribbon Created
  • CHERUBS Australia files for Non-Profit Status
  • CHERUBS Board of Directors welcomes 3 new members
  • Angels for CHERUBS is started
  • CHERUBS New Member Coordinator position is created
  • New web site goes live
  • CHERUBS offers parents personal photo albums on-line
  • CHERUBS offers parents personal web blogs
  • CHERUBS offers dads their own forum
  • CHERUBS offers grandparents their own forum
  • Angel Ball Committee is formed
  • Ohio member picnic is held in Columbus, OH
  • Michigan get-together is held in Flint, MI
  • CHERUBS Posting Contest Started
  • ATV Rally Planned
  • CDH / NICU Baby Book Committee formed
  • Trick-or-Treat for CHERUBS Fundraiser started
  • CHERUBS joins GoodSearch.com
  • First Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Information Packet Party held
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Jewelry designing begins
  • CDH Awareness Logo created
  • CHERUBS Blog created
  • CHERUBS Live Space created
  • CDH Car Wash
  • CHERUBS Truffle Sale is held
  • CHERUBS is listed with Wikipedia
  • Children's Holiday Card Drawing Contest
  • First CDH Donation Jars
  • Christmas Fundraising Posters for Stores
  • Valentine's Day Fundraising Posters for Stores
  • Over 2000 CDH families
  • CHERUB Web Site averages 300,000 hits per month
  • CDH awareness ribbon car magnets created
  • Stories of Cherubs Vol. II was published, featuring almost 100 more stories of CDH patients
  • Cooking With Cherubs Vol. III was published and included recipes from around the world
  • Created over 100 Personalized CDH Awareness Ribbons for member
  • Published photographs of over 500 cherubs in our 2009 CHERUBS Calendar
  • Led the fight against the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Trademark
  • Sold 100's of CDH awareness items on Cafepress and added dozens more products
  • We started a skateboard design fundraiser on Zazzle
  • Our first CDH Awareness Bracelets were sold
  • We added a new Facebook account and reached 100's of people, educating them and raising CDH awareness
  • We used our Myspace account to raise more CDH awareness
  • We launched our CDH Research Site and are working on getting the database up
  • National Children's Memorial Day
  • Our blanket committee was started
  • We did a Television Interview for our local events and explained what CDH is
  • We were featured or quoted or referred to in over a dozen newspaper articles
  • Worked CDH Study Group on our database
  • Over CDH forums had over 30,000 posts last year
  • We provided over 50 CDH families with blogs to journal about their cherubs
  • We created CDH Awareness templates for Myspace and Blogspot - reaching 1000's of people!
  • Jeremiah's Car Show
  • New England Zoo Trip
  • Gabe's Bowl-A-Thon
  • Gabe's Truffle Sale
  • 2007 Newsletter

 

2008

  • CHERUBS name changed to CHERUBS - The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support
  • CHERUBS becomes Incorporated
  • CDH Conference in Raleigh, NC
  • First CDH Golf Tournament
  • First CDH Angel Ball
  • First CDH Awareness YouTube Channel Created
  • Ohio Member Picnic
  • First CDH Celebrity Spokesperson
  • Michigan Member Get-Together
  • North Carolina Member Get-Together
  • Grieving Parents Get-Together
  • ATV Rally
  • Angel Baskets created
  • 2008 Newsletter

 

2009

  • International CDH Conference in San Antonio
  • CDH Kids Song written
  • Pennsylvania Camping Trip
  • Ohio Member Picnic
  • Lilly Beck Jewelry Fundraiser
  • Participated in Chase Community Giving Contest
  • Personalized CDH Awareness Ribbon program started
  • Change for CHERUBS Fundraiser
  • Christmas with Kasey Fundraiser
  • First CDH Fundraisers on Firstgiving.com
  • Adopt a Hospital Program started
  • CDH Baby Book written
  • CDH HOPE Totebag project created
  • CDH Superhero items created
  • CDH Research Fund created
  • CDH Family Support Fund created
  • CDH Scholarship Fund created
  • CDH Financial Assistance Fund created
  • CDH Awareness Fund created
  • Jak’s Pub Crawl
  • Texas Bake Sale
  • "I Own Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness" Video created
  • First CDH Awareness apps created
  • Kohl’s Department Store volunteer day at CHERUBS
  • CDH Awareness Blog Ring
  • Churches for Cherubs Day of Prayer
  • Spring 2009 Newsletter
  • Winter 2009 Newsletter

 

2010

  • April 19, 2010 CHERUBS defeats the trademark on "Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness
  • New Social Media CDH Awareness campaign begun
  • First Save the Cherubs Photo Shoot
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Baby Books go to print
  • Over 3200 members
  • Valentine's Day Fundraiser
  • Save the Cherubs Campaign started
  • "I'll Never Let You Go" song and CDH Awareness Video Released
  • Work begun on the CDH Research Bill, with immediate support of 2 Senators.  2 more would pledge their support in the next few months.
  • CHERUBS walks in the Great Human Race
  • New CDH Awareness Shop Opened
  • 831 Photography Fundraiser in memory of Drew Lewallen
  • Save the Cherubs & Sroka family on ABC News
  • CDH Awareness Road Rally in SC
  • Addison's Lemonade Stand Fundraiser
  • Special Needs Conference in Ohio
  • CHERUBS in Triangle March for Babies
  • Annual Pennsylvania Member Picnic
  • Green Family in Triangle March for Babies in Maryland
  • "Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Daily" slogan created.
  • 2010 International CDH Conference held in Orlando, FL
  • CHERUBS represents the CDH Community at the American Pediatric Surgical Association Conference
  • CHERUBS represents the CDH Community at the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Conference
  • First "Parade of Cherubs"
  • Avon Fundraiser
  • Scentsy Fundraiser
  • Myers Family in Triangle March for Babies in Texas
  • Tupperware Fundraiser
  • Miche Bag Fundraiser
  • New CDH Fundraiser site created for families wanting to hold events in honor / memory of their cherubs
  • NC CHERUBS Zoo Trip took place at the Greensboro, Zoo
  • Save the Cherubs & Aaron Younce in the news
  • CHERUBS support CDH charities Real Hope for CDH & the Olivia Raine Foundation in Chase Giving contest
  • Work on new CDH Research Database begun
  • The World's First CDH Awareness Billboard
  • Oz Kidd-Ward CDH Scholarship Fund created
  • Larrison family CDH Hope Totebag item drive in memory of Hanna Rae Rose Larrison
  • Navy sailors at Norfolk put together 100 handprint kits for CDH Hope Totebags in memory of Hanna Rae Rose Larrison
  • CHERUBS members take "Vote for Cherubs" photos
  • CHERUBS wins $30,000 in the national APX Gives Back charity competition, coming in 2nd place and gathering 1000's of votes.
  • Soap Star Patsy Pease appeals for votes for CHERUBS
  • Newspaper Interviews
  • 10 annual CHERUBS Ohio Member Picnic
  • More Save the Cherubs photo shoots
  • CHERUBS made public Non-Profit retroactive to 2007
  • Our APX check award ceremony press conference raised more CDH Awareness
  • APX Contest Within Contest
  • 31 Party Fundraiser for Oz Kidd-Ward Scholarship Fund
  • Work on new CDH Forums begun
  • First full-time charity employee
  • Multiple newspaper interviews on APX contest
  • CDH Research Committee works over time on research article
  • CHERUBS & CDH represented in Fetal Hope March in NC in memory of Zoe Fisher
  • 2010 Masquerading Angels Ball
  • Trick-or-Treat for CHERUBS
  • TV interviews for Angel Ball raise awareness
  • Multiple newspaper interviews for Angel Ball
  • Radio Awareness on 96Rock
  • Roller Derby Fundraisesr for Oz-Kidd Ward Scholarship Fund
  • Blowing Rock Fundraiser for Oz-Kidd Ward Scholarship Fund
  • Vote for CDH Video created featuring videos submitted by members
  • Baby Shower in honor of Aaron Younce
  • Fosythe Hospital Walk to Remember
  • Tastefully Simple Fundraiser
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride Raffle Fundraiser
  • CHERUBS raises CDH Awareness to over half a million people Raleigh Christmas Parade
  • 2nd Annual Christmas With Kasey Fundraiser
  • CHERUBS Holiday Shopping Ebay Fundraiser
  • CHERUBS in Televised Parade Video on 2 TV Stations
  • Angel Ball Committee Chuck E. Cheese Family Get-Together
  • Enamel CDH Awareness Ribbons created
  • Over 200 personalized CDH Awareness Ribbons created
  • CHERUBS represented by Floyd family in Mississippi Christmas parade
  • CHERUBS work with 9 other charities in Pepsi Refresh
  • Over 35 celebrities Tweet for CHERUBS in Pepsi Refresh
  • CHERUBS Press Release picked up on over 4000 news outlets
  • 2011 CDH Cherubs Calendar
  • 2011 Save the Cherubs Calendar
  • 2010 National Children's Memorial Day Tribute
  • Breaths for Brielle Cha Cha for CHOP Zumbathon
  • Over 250 CDH Hope Totebags mailed out over the year
  • Over 75 Save the Cherubs CDH Awareness poster photographs created
  • Board of Directors adds 2 new members
  • CHERUBS reaches 3500 members
  • 2010 Newsletter

 

2011

  • First International Day of CDH Awareness held on April 19th
  • First CDH Awareness Parade of Cherubs held in Raleigh
  • International CDH Conference in Orlando
  • Win $32,000 in Vivent Gives Back Contest
  • Charlie Sheen helps raise CDH Awareness
  • Ohio Member Picnic
  • Holiday Card Exchange
  • Raleigh Christmas Parade Float
  • CDH Cruise Raffle
  • 2012 CDH Awareness Calendar
  • Silent Auction
  • Christmas with Kasey Fundraiser
  • Silpada Fundraiser
  • Trick-or-Treat for CHERUBS
  • 2011 Holiday Vendor Show
  • Masquerading Angels Ball
  • Charlie Stanfield-Maher Ball
  • CDH Horse Racing Night
  • Braiden’s Bowl-a-Thon
  • North Carolina Get-Together
  • Atlantic City Marathon
  • Today’s American Mrs 2011 Pageant
  • Dozens of new CDH awareness videos

 

2012

  • New Executive Board of Directors
  • New Parent Advisory Board
  • New Medical Advisory Board
  • Senate Bill S.3396 Introduced
  • Parade of Cherubs on April 19th in Washington DC to Capitol Hill
  • Members met with the offices of over 25 Senators
  • April 19th CDH
  • Parades of Cherubs on April 19th in Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Denver, St. Louis, Peoria
  • UK Light up The Night on April 19th
  • First ever Virtual CDH Awareness Parade on April 19th
  • 2012 CDH Conference in San Francisco
  • New CHERUBS Web Site
  • New Facebook Forums Application created
  • $10,000 CDH Research Grant awarded to CHOP on December 30th (by votes)
  • Another $10,000 CDH Research Grant awarded to DHREAMS on December 30th
  • First ever Facebook Grant Contest held by a CDH charity
  • Over 300 care packages sent to families through our CDH HOPE Totebag project
  • CDH families represented at the American Pediatric Surgical Association conference
  • Our 2012 National Children's Memorial Day tribute honored the memories over 1000 cherubs
  • Texas Get-Together
  • Ohio Picnic
  • UK Get-Together in Scotland
  • Chicago CDH Carnival
  • Pennsylvania / NJ / Delaware Picnic
  • Denver Picnic
  • Indiana Get-Together
  • Washington Zoo Trip
  • Oregon members met with Senators
  • Oregon members represent CDH families at the opening of Randall Children's Hospital
  • Over 900 raffle tickets sold for the 50/50 CDH Research Raffle raising $9000 for Research
  • Over 10,000 Facebook Fans reached
  • Over 10,000 signatures reached on CDH Research Bill petition
  • Over 18,000 people reached in one post on Facebook
  • 2012 Silver Lining Newsletter Published
  • 2012 CDH Awareness Video
  • Day of 2012 CDH Awareness Video
  • Participated in televised Raleigh Christmas Parade
  • CHERUBS members in Claremont, NC Christmas Parade
  • CHERUBS members in Snoqualmie Days Parade
  • It's a Knock-Out UK Fundraiser
  • Masquerading Angels Ball
  • UK Formal Ball
  • CDH Awareness Calendar featuring over 1300 CDH patients
  • Save the Cherubs CDH Awareness Calendar
  • First CDH Awareness Calendar in the United Kingdom
  • Won Shane Co. charity contest
  • Won the JuJuBelle Facebook contest
  • Our CDH Awareness Ribbon included in St. Louis Cardinals Game to raise money for St. Louis hospital
  • Washington Mud Run Fundraiser
  • Enter Stage Left Fundraiser
  • UK Fishing Competition Fundraiser
  • Rockin' for Aidan Fundraiser
  • CHERUBS joins Google+
  • CHERUBS joins Chirpify
  • CHERUBS joins Pinterest
  • CHERUBS joins Instagram
  • CDH Fundraising Kits created
  • Cooking With Cherubs cookbook project begun
  • Participated in the San Francisco Marathon
  • Participated in the Boston Marathon
  • Participated in the Baltimore Marathon
  • Participated in the Great Human Race in Durham, NC
  • Participated in the Iron Girl all women's half Marathon in the Mid-Atlantic
  • Participated in the Baltimore, MD Metric Marathon
  • Participated in the High Cloud Snapple Half Marathon in Washington, DC
  • Save The Cherubs in the Silicon Valley
  • New Holiday Facebook Covers project started
  • Dozens of free CDH Awareness graphics made
  • New yellow CDH Awareness Bracelets created
  • 47 members of the Angel Club
  • Over 100 new Save the Cherubs posters created
  • Membership reaches over 4200 families in 54 states
  • CHERUBS moves to new office
  • 5 television interviews
  • Over 2 dozen newspaper articles
  • 1 magazine article
  • Moved to new office
  • CHERUBS 2012 Newsletter

 

2013

  • New Logo
  • New Parent Advisory Board
  • New Medical Advisory Board Members
  • Worked with other CDH organizations and research groups to re-establish the Alliance of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Organizations
  • Senate Resolution S. Res. 85 Introduced and passed unanimously to make April Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness month
  • House Resolution H. Res. 133 introduced
  • Joined the Combined Federal Campaign
  • Parade of Cherubs on April 19th in Washington DC to Capitol Hill
  • Members met with the offices of over 25 Senators
  • April 19th CDH Parades of Cherubs in New York City, Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, Denver, St. Louis, Peoria, Salt Lake City
  • UK Plane Jump Fundraiser
  • CDH Baseball Night at the Las Vegas 51's
  • Virtual CDH Awareness Parade on April 19th
  • 31 Governors proclaimed April 19th a Day of CDH Awareness
  • 12 Mayors proclaimed April 19th a Day of CDH Awareness
  • CN Tower in Toronoto lit for April 19th
  • Miami Tower lit for April 19th (thanks to the Olivia Faith Foundation)
  • Dublin City Hall lit for April 19th
  • New CDH Mascot "Hope"
  • 2013 CDH Conference in Boston
  • Mass General CDH Genetic Lab Tour
  • New CHERUBS Web Site
  • $10,000 CDH Research Grant contest held in December
  • $10,000 CDH Research Grant awarded to Shands for Kids
  • $10,000 CDH Research Grant awarded to Texas Children's Hospital Fetal Research Center
  • $5000 CDH Research Grant awarded to Mass General CDH Genetic Research Center
  • Additional CDH Research Grants awarded to DHREAMS, Shands, Legacy Emanuel, Lurie Children's and Seattle Children's Hospitals
  • A total of over $50,000 in grants from Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research granted by CHERUBS in 2013
  • Over 250 care packages sent to families through our CDH HOPE Totebag project
  • 2013 CDH Magazine
  • 10 new videos made
  • 2 College Scholarships awarded at $1000 each
  • Financial Assistance to a dozen families
  • CDH families represented at the American Pediatric Surgical Association conference in San Marco, Florida
  • Participated in a meeting of DHREAMS participating research centers
  • Participated in Meet the Experts at the Fetal Research Center at CHOP
  • CDH families represented and speech given at Euro CDH Conference in Holland
  • Our 2012 National Children's Memorial Day tribute honored over 1000 cherubs
  • Texas Get-Together
  • California Get-Together
  • Ohio Picnic
  • UK Get-Together
  • Pennsylvania / NJ / Delaware Picnic
  • Denver Picnic
  • Indiana Get-Together
  • Utah Get-Together
  • Nevada Get-Together
  • Over 600 raffle tickets sold for the 50/50 CDH Research Raffle
  • Over 25,000 Facebook Fans reached
  • Average social media reach of 100,000 people weekly
  • Participated in televised Raleigh Christmas Parade
  • 5th Masquerading Angels Ball
  • UK Formal Charley's Masquerade Ball
  • CDH Awareness Calendar featuring over 1600 CDH patients
  • Save the Cherubs CDH Awareness Calendar
  • Won the Emericon contest on Facebook
  • Groupon Totebag Fundraiser
  • One a WEGO Health Award
  • Participated in marathons in NYC, Baltimore, Blue Ridge of Virginia, Atlantic City, Pittsburg
  • Runs held in Canada, Ohio and North Carolina
  • Participated in a Color Me Rad Run
  • New Holiday Facebook Covers project started
  • Dozens of free CDH Awareness graphics made
  • Over 100 new Save the Cherubs posters created
  • Membership reaches over 4700 families in 60 countries
  • National Children's Memorial Day memorial to over 1200 lost cherubs
  • Monthly medical expert speakers on the forums
  • Became an official #GivingTuesday charity
  • Given a Gold Seal by guidestar.com
  • Given a 5-star rating on greatnonprofits.com
  • Participated in Couture for a Cause fashion show
  • 4 television interviews
  • 1 short film
  • First CDH word clouds created
  • Over 2 dozen newspaper articles
  • 100's of newspaper reprints of our press releases
  • Justcoz.org reach of over 50,000
  • Created first CDH Trolley Tokens
  • First charity to plan a Euro CDH Conference
  • First CDH Window display
  • T-fund T-shirt fundraiser
  • "A Fighter's Lullaby" song fundraiser
  • CDH Jewelry Fundraiser
  • Indiana Car Show
  • Wine and Design Fundraiser
  • Members hold dozens of fundraisers in honor and in memory of cherubs
  • CHERUBS 2013 Newsletter

 

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
  • Office assistant hired
  • Over 100 CDH Angel Club members
  • Created CDH Support Groups on Facebook
  • CDH Ice Bucket Challenges
  • Reached over 22,000 Facebook Fans
  • Reached over 14,000 Twitter Followers
  • 2014 Silver Lining Newsletter

 

2015

  • April 19th proclamations for a dozen states so far
  • 20th Anniversary CDH Cruise
  • Masquerading Angels Ball
  • Monthly CDH Contests
  • More to come!

 

 

 

 

 
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2017 - News from CHERUBS

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.

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2017 CDH Conference

Our 2017 International CHERUBS CDH Conference was a huge success.

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University of Texas CDH Reunion

CDHi President, Dawn Ireland, visit the University of Texas

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