CHERUBS New CDH Awareness Fund

CDH Awareness Fund – this fund will help raise awareness of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia through balloon releases, giving away free CDH ribbon buttons and brochures and other items. It will also cover advertising costs, billboards, video production and much more.

  • A donation of $7 will sponsor 1 CDH Education Poster
  • A donation of $20 will sponsor 100 CDH Awareness Ribbon Buttons
  • A donation of $100 will sponsor a Balloon Release
  • A donation of $400 will sponsor 5000 CDH Awareness Brochures
  • A donation of $3000 will sponsor a billboard advertisement

CHERUBS Wish List

CHERUBS subsists off of donations. Though we are trying, we currently are not receiving any grant funding and all donations go to help us continue our work in research and offering services and information to families and medical-care providers of children born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. We are run strictly by volunteers, no one gets paid for working for CHERUBS, so every penny of your donation will directly help families. CHERUBS is an IRS recognized 501(c) Non-Profit Organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

Monetary Donations
Printing Sponsors
Event Sponsors
Adopt A Hospital Sponsors
Volunteers
2-pocket folders
Postage Stamps
Printing Paper
CDH Awareness Ribbon Pins
Copies of “Stories of Cherubs”
CDH Education Posters
CDH Awareness Bracelets
Journals / Notepads*
Baby Booties*
Baby Blankets / Quilts*
Baby Caps / Hats*
White / Natural Cotton Tote Bags*
Chapsticks*
Small bottles of lotion*
Small bottles of hand sanitizer*
Travel Kleenex*
Disposable Cameras*
Pens*
Newborn Button up T-Shirts*
Restaurant Vouchers*
Gas Cards*
Kid’s Books*
Puzzle Books*

*for Gabe’s Gifts bags for new and expectant parents

If you can donate any of these items, please send them to:

CHERUBS
3650 Rogers Rd. #270.
Wake Forest, NC 27587
USA

Donations are tax-deductible and much appreciated to help us continue to help CDH families!

Churches for Cherubs – raise awareness around the world on May 17, 2009

On May 17, 2009 we invite all houses of worship, clubs and organizations to join us in raising Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness!!!!

Churches and other houses of worship are a great place to raise awareness – their service programs often talk about charity work that they are involved in. We are asking all churches to include just a few paragraphs about CDH in their church bulletins on May 17, 2009. 1 church can raise awareness with 100’s of people! If we all get our churches, friends and family’s to join in with their churches, plus clubs and other organizations…. we can raise awareness around the world!!!!

“Churches for Cherubs” is just a rough draft name… we really don’t have a name for this event. I just like the sound of that name. 🙂 But it does include ALL churches, temples, synagogues, clubs, organizations, etc. Other CDH groups are welcome to participate and use a different name or “Churches for CDH” or whatever they’d like to join in! 🙂

You can ask more than 1 church to participate – invite every church in your town or all the churches in your district!

We don’t want to exclude those who don’t go to church. If you don’t go to church, you can participate in other ways! You can hold an event such as a balloon release or candle lighting ceremony. You can have a fundraiser. You can just wear your CDH Awareness clothing or a ribbon button and tell people about CDH.

How do we do this? Just take the following paragraphs to your pastor / rabbi / priest / leader and ask them to print them in the church bulletin for Sunday, May 17, 2009. Feel free to use any of our graphics or your cherub’s photo in the bulletin!!

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Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) occurs when the diaphragm fails to fully form, allowing abdominal organs to move into the chest cavity and preventing the lungs from having enough room to grow. CDH occurs in 1 in every 2500 babies. 1600 babies in the US every year. Over a half million babies around the world since 2000. Every 10 minutes a baby is born with CDH.

Babies born with CDH undergo surgeries and long hospitalizations. 50% of babies born with CDH do not survive. The cause is not known.

Please join us in learning about CDH and raising awareness so that more research may be done and more babies saved.

For more information about CDH, you can visit http://www.cdhsupport.org



Jeremiah’s Car Show



Above are photos from Jeremiah’s car show for CDH. Saturday September 20th 2008 in Ashley, Ohio.

We raised $830 total through open donations to register cars and several raffles. The main raffle being a fully restored 1940 pedal car, compliments of Jeremiah’s Uncle Bryon and family friend Bud Lemley. The parts to the car were donated to us by Tom and Sindy Kohler of Cardington. We also had birthday cake for Jeremiah and a balloon launch. Proceeds were split between CHERUBS and Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s J4 NICU.

Sarah Deskins – sdeskins@cherubs-cdh.org
Ohio State Representative & Jeremiah’s Mom