Our latest issue of our newsletter will be out in a few weeks but I wanted to let you know about all the activities we have going on at CHERUBS! 2009 is a very, very busy year here with events going on around the world, including our 2009 International Member Conference in San Antonio, TX in July. I hope to see you all there!
March 16, Texas Bake Sale – Corpus Christi, TX. You can reach Melissa at 361-288-4698. http://txcherubs.wordpress.com/
March 28, Oakland Academy in Portage, MI Spring Carnival fundraiser. You can reach Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Faith Book Drive – Michigan (but you can participate from anywhere). You can reach Amy at email@example.com
Michigan JayCee’s Event – Contact Darcy for more info or Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHERUBS UK Pub Crawl – April 11, Melanie Parsons http://www.facebook.com/event.php?sid=5b487216f38310cadf3be1f4321ad462&eid=71341216080
North Carolina Get-Together – in Raleigh, NC. Informal Chuck E. Cheese get-together for local NC families and to help plan the various NC events we have going on! You can reach Dawn at email@example.com or 919-690-0129 http://nccherubs.wordpress.com/
Grayton’s Glory 5K Run – May 9 in Alabama. You can reach Leigh for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan Member Bowl-a-Thon – May 17 in Flint, Michigan. You can reach Barb at email@example.com or 810-845-8480
Day of Prayer for CDH – May 17 around the world! You can reach Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-690-0129
North Carolina Walk for Cherubs – May 17 in Raleigh, NC. You can reach Dawn at email@example.com or 919-690-0129. http://nccherubs.wordpress.com/
NC Balloon Release for Cherubs – May 17 in Raleigh, NC. You can reach Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-690-0129. http://nccherubs.wordpress.com/
CHERUBS Ebay Auctions – around the world. You can reach Dawn at email@example.com or 919-690-0129
2009 UK Conference – in Great Britain. You can reach Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 731 6991. http://www.uk-cherubs.org.uk/
Pennsylvania Get-Together – You can reach Kate at email@example.com or 412-414-7073. http://pacherubs.wordpress.com/
Shelby’s Summertime CHERUBS Celebration – July 11 in Indiana, contact Stephanie Olivarez at firstname.lastname@example.org
2009 International Member Conference – July 22-25, San Antonio, Texas! You can reach Dawn at email@example.com or 919-690-0129. http://www.cherubsconference.org
Ohio Get-Together – in Columbus, OH. You can reach Tara at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-275-0858. http://cherubs-ohio.wordpress.com/
Jeremiah’s Car Show – in Columbus, Ohio. You can reach Sarah at email@example.com or 419-512-3446. http://cherubs-ohio.wordpress.com/
2009 Australia Conference – in Australia. You can reach Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 5135 6999. http://www.cdh.org.au/
Gabe’s Bowl-a-Thon – in Cranston, RI. You can reach Corin at email@example.com or 401-524-9182. http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
CHERUBS Masquerade Angel Ball – October 30, 2009 at Duke Gardens in Durham, NC. You can reach Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-690-0129. http://www.cherubsangelball.org
National Children’s Memorial Day – December 13, 2009 at 7:00 pm around the world
New England Truffle Sale – in Rhode Island. You can reach Corin at email@example.com or 401-524-9182. http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
Shannon Crawford CDH Spaghetti Dinner – January 16, 2010 in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. You can reach Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-414-7073. http://pacherubs.wordpress.com/
Blood Drive in Memory of Shane Torrence – January 28, 2010 in Wake Forest, NC. You can reach Dawn at email@example.com or 919-690-0129. http://nccherubs.wordpress.com/
Valentine’s Day Cherubs Fundraiser – February 14, 2010 around the world. You can reach Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-690-0129
CHERUBS Golf Tournament – Wake Forest, NC. You can reach Dawn at email@example.com or 919-690-0129. http://www.cherubsgolftournament.org
2010 International Member Conference in San Francisco, California. You can reach Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-690-0129. http://www.cherubsconference.org
CHERUBS Masquerade Angel Ball – October 29, 2009 at Duke Gardens in Durham, NC. You can reach Dawn at email@example.com or 919-690-0129. http://www.cherubsangelball.org
CHERUBS 2009 International Member Conference Items now available on our cafepress store! Order some now and have them ready for our Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Conference in San Antonio, Texas on July 22 25, 2009! Wear them before and after the conference to raise Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness!
Hat, shirts, stickers, sweatshirts, onesies, hoodies, bibs and much more!
Finally, it is all finalized and we have the hotel information! I will be posting more information (driving directions, etc) soon. The Holiday Inn Select San Antonio Airport 77 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78216 210-349-9900 http://www.hisairport.com CHERUBS Room Rate is $89.00 CHERUBS Room Rate + Breakfast for 2 adults is $97.00 Breakfast is not free with your room! I’m sorry, we tried, but this is the best we can do! Feel free to bring milk, cereal, etc if you want to save money! I think kid’s do eat free in the dining room (per their site). Rooms come with coffee makers, microwaves and mini fridges. There is a pool, restaurant, bar and fitness center. Free internet. To receive the CHERUBS discount you *MUST* tell them you are CHERUBS members when you book the room and you must book it for July 22-25th or longer. We have to book 25 rooms to get our discounts and freebies so please, please, PLEASE stay at this hotel!!! It’s definitely the best value around anyway!!! 🙂 I was planning on rooming myself with another mom but because we need to book those rooms I’m now booking my own room. I know several of you are rooming but please reconsider if you can afford it (we totally understand if you can’t! We just want you to attend either way!). We worked really hard to find a decent, safe hotel that was inexpensive and we hope we did ok. It’s not glamorous but then, we didn’t want our members paying $150 a night to stay on the Riverwalk. This hotel is near the airport and includes an airport shuttle and will also go anywhere in a 2 mile radius of the hotel (that’s not including the Riverwalk or Sea World, but does include the malls). They have been very generous to us and are allowing us a FREE suite for the kids during the conference and are only charging us a cleaning for the Meeting Room… that’s saving us $1000’s!!! So a huge thank you to the Holiday Inn Select!!! We’re working on the conference web site and brochure, as well as locking in our 3 speakers and kid’s entertainment. Tentatively, here’s our schedule: July 22, 2009 – Check In July 22, 2009 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Pizza Party and Introductions July 23, 2009 8:00 am to 12:00 noon – Conference July 24, 2009 8:00 am to 12:00 noon – Conference July 25, 2009 8:00 am to 12:00 noon – Conference July 25, 2009 – Check Out That gives everyone the afternoons & evenings to go play. Our guest speakers will speak on CDH Research, Genetics and Repair – including the head of the CDH Study Group, Dr. Lally. Round table discussions will be held for both parents of survivors and grieving parents. There will be free babysitting during conference hours for the kids (volunteers needed!) and entertainment for them too (clown, magician, etc). There is no conference fee, you just have to be a member of CHERUBS to attend! You are responsible for your own lodging, food and other travel costs. We are working on discount tickets for the local attractions. I have to say that the San Antonio Tourist Bureau has been AMAZING!!!! They will be sending all of our member info on the conference and San Antonio at no cost to CHERUBS!!! 🙂 So far it looks like there will be about 150 in attendance!!! We have members coming in from Australia, Mexico, Great Britain, Canada and Italy as well!!! This is truly a CHERUBS INTERNATIONAL Conference!!! 🙂 We hope to see you all there!!!
The date and location have been set! July 23-25, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas! The hotel location will be posted soon.
Our conference include several CDH experts as guestspeakers, round table discussions for both families of survivors and grieving families, pizza party, entertainment for the kids and more!
This year we are expecting about 100 members with families flying in from as far as Australia! We will have at least 4 countries represented at this conference – hopefully many more.
All members of CHERUBS (including CHERUBS UK and CHERUBS Australia) are welcome to attend! If you’re not a member, sign up for free at http://www.cdhsupport.org/members
We just uploaded the latest issue of CHERUBS newsletter –
The locations of our next 2 International Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Conferences have been chosen!
July, 2009 – Texas! Town and exact date not yet decided.
July, 2010 – San Francisco, California! Exact date not yet decided.
More details will be posted in the coming months!