The Second Chance '80s Dance Fundraiser

April 21, 2017 – Wake Forest, NC • Suicide Blonde -  an 80's cover band - will be playing a benefit concert for the non-profit CHERUBS on June 9th, 9:00 pm to midnight at The Renaissance Center in downtown Wake Forest, NC. Tickets are $20 at the door or through Eventbrite.



CHERUBS was created in 1995 by 2 mothers who had children born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.  The charity was founded because there was no organization or source of information or support for families affected by CDH.  Now, celebrating their 20th year, CHERUBS has helped over 5500 families in 60 countries.

CHERUBS in Wake Forest is the international non-profit headquarters for all families suffering from this genetic birth defect. The cause is still unknown. One in 2500 babies are born with this defect. Many babies born attempt to take their first breath and can't – cause their intestines are in their lungs. That's why 50% die right away. The other 50% struggle to survive with multiple surgeries throughout their lives.

Suicide Blonde is truly the ultimate '80s experience. The band includes musicians Greg Uselman, Jim O'Keefe, Dustin Askew, Grant Scheuring and Warren Sumner. They have been rockin' all the great hits of the 80's around Raleigh, Eastern NC, the Triad, Triangle.... and beyond. In February, Suicide Blonde helped raise over $11,000 in January for The Caring Community Foundation for those affected by cancer.

Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 through Eventbrite pre-sale.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suicide-blonde-benefit-concert-for-cherubs-tickets-33934809930?

The goal is to raise over $10,000 for CHERUBS.

Sponsorships are available - $500 includes 4 Tickets plus social media and print presence. $250 includes 2 Tickets plus social media presence.

Alright Wake Forest! Find that Spandex, Break out the Aqua Net and the Members Only Jacket! Tease that hair to the sky and come out for a wonderful night in the '80s!

Support CHERUBS and have a great time dancing and reliving the 80's with Suicide Blonde on June 9th!

For more information about CHERUBS, please contact Dawn Ireland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.cherubs.org, 919.610.0129, 3650 Rogers Rd #290, Wake Forest, NC 27587

For more information about Suicide Blonde – please contact Warren Sumner

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 919.649.1294.

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2017 - News from CHERUBS

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On Sunday, September 16th, CDH International Medical Advisory Board Member, Kristin Aigner, held a CDH family picnic for families in Peoria, IL.  Food and drinks were provided as they celebrated our miracles, whether they are here with us, or watching over us from heaven. 

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I was born with undiagnosed LCDH in 1991 in a small rural hospital. The doctors noticed something was wrong with me right from the start as I entered the world blue. It was too foggy to be life flighted to the nearest NICU which was two hours away so I was taken by ground. Not even 24 hours old my parents had to make the decision to put me on ECMO. At 5 days old I had my first hernia repair surgery while I was still on ECMO. My hole was about quarter size, which doesn’t sound big in an adult but I was a five pound baby with that size of hole. They used a mesh patch. I was able to come off ECMO shortly after my repair.  One month later I broke out of the NICU and got to go home! 

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