2009 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness, Events, Fundraiser and more at CHERUBS

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, 2009

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 ame_amers@hotmail.com

Friends of Faith Book Drive – Michigan (but you can participate from anywhere). You can reach Amy at ame_amers@hotmail.com

April, 2009

Michigan JayCee’s Event – Contact Darcy for more info or Barb at bwagner@cherubs-cdh.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 dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129 http://nccherubs.wordpress.com/

May, 2009

Grayton’s Glory 5K Run – May 9 in Alabama. You can reach Leigh for more information at leigh.creekbaum@ubs.com

Michigan Member Bowl-a-Thon – May 17 in Flint, Michigan. You can reach Barb at bwagner@cherubs-cdh.org or 810-845-8480

Day of Prayer for CDH – May 17 around the world! You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129

North Carolina Walk for Cherubs – May 17 in Raleigh, NC. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129. http://nccherubs.wordpress.com/

NC Balloon Release for Cherubs – May 17 in Raleigh, NC. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129. http://nccherubs.wordpress.com/

CHERUBS Ebay Auctions – around the world. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129

June, 2009

2009 UK Conference – in Great Britain. You can reach Brenda at blane@cherubs-cdh.org or 0800 731 6991. http://www.uk-cherubs.org.uk/

Pennsylvania Get-Together – You can reach Kate at kcrawford@cherubs-cdh.org or 412-414-7073. http://pacherubs.wordpress.com/

July, 2009

Shelby’s Summertime CHERUBS Celebration – July 11 in Indiana, contact Stephanie Olivarez at solivarez@cherubs-cdh.org

2009 International Member Conference – July 22-25, San Antonio, Texas! You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129. http://www.cherubsconference.org

August, 2009

Ohio Get-Together – in Columbus, OH. You can reach Tara at thall@cherubs-cdh.org or 614-275-0858. http://cherubs-ohio.wordpress.com/

September, 2009

Jeremiah’s Car Show – in Columbus, Ohio. You can reach Sarah at sdeskins@cherubs-cdh.org or 419-512-3446. http://cherubs-ohio.wordpress.com/

October, 2009

2009 Australia Conference – in Australia. You can reach Danielle at dkessner@cherubs-cdh.org or 03 5135 6999. http://www.cdh.org.au/

New England Get-Together – in Salem, Massachusetts. You can reach Corin at cnava@cherubs-cdh.org or 401-524-9182. http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/

Gabe’s Bowl-a-Thon – in Cranston, RI. You can reach Corin at cnava@cherubs-cdh.org 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 dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129. http://www.cherubsangelball.org

December, 2009

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 cnava@cherubs-cdh.org or 401-524-9182. http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/

January, 2010

Shannon Crawford CDH Spaghetti Dinner – January 16, 2010 in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. You can reach Kate at kcrawford@cherubs-cdh.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 dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129. http://nccherubs.wordpress.com/

February, 2010

Valentine’s Day Cherubs Fundraiser – February 14, 2010 around the world. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129

April, 2010

CHERUBS Golf Tournament – Wake Forest, NC. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129. http://www.cherubsgolftournament.org

July, 2010

2010 International Member Conference in San Francisco, California. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129. http://www.cherubsconference.org

October, 2010

CHERUBS Masquerade Angel Ball – October 29, 2009 at Duke Gardens in Durham, NC. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129. http://www.cherubsangelball.org

Upcoming Events at CHERUBS!

Just a few of the events coming up at CHERUBS!

February, 2009

Valentine’s Day Cherubs Fundraiser – February 14, 2009 around the world. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129


March, 2009

Texas Bake Sale – Corpus Christi, TX. You can reach Melissa at 361-288-4698
CHERUBS Ebay Auctions – around the world. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129

April, 2009

CHERUBS International CDH Awareness Balloon Release & Candlelighting Event
Michigan JayCee’s Event

May, 2009

Michigan Member Bowl-a-Thon – in Flint, Michigan. You can reach Barb at bwagner@cherubs-cdh.org or 810-845-8480
North Carolina Walk for Cherubs – in Raleigh, NC. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129
Churches for Cherubs Event – around the world! You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129

June, 2009

2009 UK Conference – in Great Britain. You can reach Brenda at blane@cherubs-cdh.org or 0800 731 6991
Pennsylvania Get-TogetherYou can reach Kate at kcrawford@cherubs-cdh.org or 412-414-7073

July, 2009

2009 International Member Conference – in Texas! You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129

August, 2009

Ohio Get-Together – in Columbus, OH. You can reach Tara at thall@cherubs-cdh.org or 614-275-0858

September, 2009

Jeremiah’s Car Show – in Columbus, Ohio. You can reach Sarah at sdeskins@cherubs-cdh.org or 419-512-3446

October, 2009

2009 Australia Conference – in Australia. You can reach Danielle at dkessner@cherubs-cdh.org or 03 5135 6999
New England Get-Together – in Salem, Massachusetts. You can reach Corin at cnava@cherubs-cdh.org or 401-524-9182
Gabe’s Bowl-a-Thon – in Salem, Massachusetts. You can reach Corin at cnava@cherubs-cdh.org or 401-524-9182
CHERUBS Masquerade Angel Ball
– October 30, 2009 at Duke Gardens in Durham, NC. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129

December, 2009

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 cnava@cherubs-cdh.org
or 401-524-9182

January, 2010

Shannon Crawford CDH Spaghetti Dinner – January 16, 2010 in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. You can reach Kate at kcrawford@cherubs-cdh.org or 412-414-7073
Blood Drive in Memory of Shane Torrence – January 28, 2010 in Wake Forest, NC. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129

February, 2010

Valentine’s Day Cherubs Fundraiser – February 14, 2010 around the world. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129

April, 2010

CHERUBS Golf Tournament – Wake Forest, NC. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129

July, 2010

2010 International Member Conference in San Francisco, California. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129

October, 2010

CHERUBS Masquerade Angel Ball – October 29, 2009 at Duke Gardens in Durham, NC. You can reach Dawn at dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org or 919-690-0129

If you would like to add an event, please let us know! events@cherubs-cdh.org

Gabe’s Gifts


Once upon a time, CHERUBS used to be able to afford to send out new member packets and items for new and expectant parents. We haven’t been able to afford to do so for the past few years unfortunately due to lack of donations and a membership that has grown wildly. But our New England members have started offering this service again to new and expectant members up north and we are thrilled and proud of what they are doing and hope to offer it across the U.S. again soon!

(from Corin)

Gabriel’s Gifts is a project we started to provide new and expectant parents of CDH babies with gift bags. We all know how difficult it is to have a child with CDH living in the NICU fighting for life, and hope that these bags will bring a little comfort to those families.

In these bags we hope to include items such as a baby blanket/quilt, eye cover, hat, booties, journal, pens, disposable camera, childrens book, lip balm, CDH information packet, gift cards, and any other comfort items that may be helpful.

We are in desperate need of donations to put these bags together. For $20 you can sponsor a gift bag that will help a family in need. In exchange for your sponsorship we will include your cherubs story in the sponsored bag. We also would greatly appreciate in-kind donations of any of the above items. If you would like to donate some items or would like to sponsor a gift bag in honor/memory of your cherub please contact Corin at cnava@cherubs-cdh.org.

New England Holiday Truffle Sale


(from Corin)

This years holiday truffle sale went very well! We sold boxes and platters of truffles in a variety of flavors including banana, coconut, orange creamsicle, peanut butter, mocha, double chocolate, raspberry, key lime, and Andes mint. We sold over 2200 truffles this year to raise money for the Gabriel’s Gift Bag project. Thanks to everyone who helped us sell them, we raised enough money to fill 50 bags!

For more information and photos, visit the New England CHERUBS blog at http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/

Gabe’s Bowl-A-Thon

(From Corin)
The Bowl-A-Thon fundraising event was a huge success! We had over 50 people in attendance, including 6 CHERUBS families and 3 beautiful cherubs themselves! We succeeded in beating our fundraising goal, but best of all were able to have fun and spread some CDH Awareness to the local bowlers. The staff were very interested in what we were raising money for, and asked us to come back next year to make it an annual event )

A big thank you to all who participated and to all those who sponsored the event!

For more information and photos, visit the New England CHERUBS blog at http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/