Sunday, July 5, 2009

CHERUBS Timeline

Throughout the years we have been very busy and we have accomplished A LOT for families affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia through research, awareness and support!



1995
CHERUBS is founded with 2 members; Dawn Torrence, mom of Shane Torrence, and Rhonda Montague, mom of Preston Montague

CHERUBS files for an Employee Identification Number, the first step to Non-Profit Status

CHERUBS is granted an EIN and 501 (c) III Non-Profit Status

CHERUBS Board of Directors is formed

Our first issue of our newsletter, The Silver Lining, is published

CHERUBS Parent Reference Guide was created


1996
First newspaper article about CHERUBS is printed

CHERUBS attend our first American Pediatric Surgical Associations conference in San Diego, CA


1997

CHERUBS first Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research Survey Results are published

CHERUBS New Member Packets are created

CHERUBS goes on-line

CHERUBS web site is created

CHERUBS first listserv is started

CHERUBS Prayer List is created


1998
We have 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


1999

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

CHERUBS 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

CHERUBS Advisory Committee is created

CHERUBS Conference Committee is created

CHERUBS Kids Book Committee is created

CHERUBS Fundraising Committee is created

CHERUBS Research Committee is created

CHERUBS Welcoming Committees are created

CHERUBS Card Committees are created

CHERUBS Grant Committee is Created

CHERUBS Welcoming Committees are created

CHERUBS Totebag Committee is created

CHERUBS Library Committee is created

CHERUBS offer parents free web site graphics

CHERUBS 2000 Calendars are published

CHERUBS first Lock-In Fundraiser

CHERUBS first t-shirts and sweatshirts are created

CHERUBS first Christmas Fairy fundraiser

Newsletter Tribute fundraiser is started

CHERUBS membership grows to over 500 CDH families

2000
Our first CHERUBS International Member Conference is held in Orlando, Florida

Our first Australia National Member Get-together is held

Our first Ohio member picnic is held in Columbus, OH

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research Survey Results are published

CHERUBS first message boards were created

Cooking with Cherubs Volume II is published

Our first Ebay Auctions are held

Our first Celebrity Auction is held

Listservs were created for our various Committees

2001
Family Circle magazine contacts CHERUBS for input on a story of a cherub

CHERUBS petition for Certification of Ultrasound Technicians is started

Our first North Carolina member get-together is held outside of Charlotte, NC

Our first member Candlelighting Ceremony is held

CHERUBS CDH Video Committee is formed

CHERUBS Australia creates it's own national web site

Australia National Member Get-together is held

Ohio member picnic is held in Columbus, OH

CHERUBS reaches 1000 members

2002
CHERUBS moves into it's first office

Our first Alabama member get-together is held

Our first Texas member get-together is held

Our first United Kingdom National Member Get-together is held

Australia National Member Get-together is held

CHERUBS 2nd Celebrity Ebay Auction is held

Ohio member picnic is held in Columbus, OH

CHERUBS is contacted by Lifetime Televisions "Strong Medicine" for a CDH story line

CHERUBS membership grows to over 1000 CDH families


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

CHERUBS UK is granted Non-Profit Status

Heidi Cadwell represents CDH parents at the International CDH Study Group Congress in Texas

CHERUBS Listservs were created for each state and country where we have members

CHERUBS cafepress store is launched

Australia National Member Get-together is held

United Kingdom 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


2005
CHERUBS submits research data for inclusion in the International CDH Study Group Congress in Germany

Ohio member picnic is held in Columbus, OH

United Kingdom National Member Get-together is held

Australia National Member Get-together is held

CHERUBS membership grows to over 1500 CDH families

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

United Kingdom National Member Get-together is held


2007

With several other support groups, CHERUBS joins the Alliance of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Organizations

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

CHERUBS 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

CHERUBS Angel Ball Committee is formed

CHERUBS Golf Tournament planning begins

Ohio member picnic is held in Columbus, OH

Australia National Member Get-together is held

United Kingdom National Member Get-together is held

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 begins affiliate relationship with GoodSearch.com

First Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Information Packet Party held

CHERUBS undergoes an NC State Department audit and investigation and passes with flying colors

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Ribbon Created

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Jewelry designing begins

CDH Awareness Logo created

CHERUBS Myspace Page created

CHERUBS Facebook Page created

CHERUBS Blogger Account created

CHERUBS Live Space created

CHERUBS Car Wash is held

CHERUBS Truffle Sale is held

CHERUBS is listed with Wikipedia

Children's Holiday Card Drawing Contest

Christmas Raffle Idea begun

Donation Jar Idea begun

Christmas Fundraising Posters for Stores Idea begun

Valentine's Day Fundraising Posters for Stores Idea begun

CHERUBS membership grows to over 2000 CDH families

CHERUB Web Site averages 300,000 hits per MONTH



2008


CHERUBS name changed to CHERUBS - The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support

2008 International Member Conference

Inaugural Angel Ball

Golf Tournament

Ohio Member Picnic

Michigan Member Get-Together

North Carolina Member Get-Together

Grieving Parents Get-Together

ATV Rally

Gabe's Bowl-a-Thon

Gift Bag Project Started

With other organizations and over 6000 people, CHERUBS leads the fight against the trademark on the phrase "Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness"

CHERUBS CDH Research Fund Started

14 Newspaper Interviews

3 Television Interviews

Personalized Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Ribbons Begun

"Stories of Cherubs" Vol. II published

"Cooking With Cherubs" Vol. III published

2009 Photos of Cherubs Calendar published

CHERUBS Membership Grows to Over 2500 Families


2009

Michigan Bowl-A-Thon

Valentine's Day Awareness Fundraisers

CHERUBS 2009 UK Conference

1st CDH Celebrity Spokesperson, Patsy Pease

CDH Celebrity Spokesperson, Wendy Petty

1st CDH Beauty Pageant Platform given by Wendy Petty

CDH Celebrity Spokesperson, Jaquetta Taborn

CDH Celebrity Spokesperson, Rene Couret

CDH Awareness & Education Posters

Adopt A Hospital Program Started

International Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Day of Prayer & Education

"We Own Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness" Video featuring 100's of children born with CDH

Texas Bake Sale

Pennsylvania Get-Together

Spanish CDH Brochure

German CDH Brochure

Dutch CDH Brochure

Portuguese CDH Brochure

CDH Research Site Begun

CHERUBS Represents CDH Families at American Pediatric Surgical Association Conference

CHERUBS Begins Research Work With Over 80 Hospitals In The International CDH Study Group

Several Interviews for National Media

CDH Baby Book

CDH Kid's Book

CDH Song and Book Project With The Jammies

CHERUBS CDH Scholarship Fund Started

CHERUBS CDH Family Support Fund Started

CHERUBS CDH Family Assistance Fund Started

CHERUBS CDH Awareness Fund Started

CDH Superhero Items Created

Coming soon!
2009 International Member Conference

Masquerading Angels Ball

Golf Tournament

Halloween Cherubs Awareness Project

Ohio Picnic

CHERUBS Australia Conference

2009 CDH Research Study Report & Publication

Ebay Auctions

CHERUBS Car Wash

CDH Walk

CDH Balloon Release

2010 International CDH Conference

Another CDH Celebrity Spokesperson


1 comment:

Hopie said...

It was kinda weird to see what happened in 2001, when we found out about CDH and in 2002 when we had our little CHERUB!!! Thanks for being the #1 organization that we went to in our time of need. You will never know how much we appreciate CHERUBS and the help we have received from you and continue to feel like we're not alone. This organization means the world to the Clyde family. THANK YOU!!!