Monday, March 29, 2010

Representing CHERUBS and CDH Awareness at the 2010 Durham, NC "Great Human Race"


On Saturday, March 27th, CHERUBS members participated in the Triangle's Great Human Race.  It is an annual 5k walk / run for local Raleigh - Durham non-profit organizations.   

We had about 20 people represent CHERUBS and raise CDH awareness in honor or in memory of their cherubs! We even had an expectant mom who is 6 months pregnant join in!   Families representing CHERUBS included Gene and Becky Hobbs in memory of Andrew Hobbs, Craig and Dawn Williamson in memory of Shane Torrence, and Kendrah Kidd and Chris Ward in honor of their cherub who is due this summer.  

We had fun and we raised money for a good cause.  The final numbers aren't in yet but we raised over $1200 in our first year in the event!!!!  Not bad for walkers who literally finished LAST in the walk!  :)

It was so wonderful to meet new families and spend time with old friends.  Just walking and talking and knowing you're not going down the path alone can make such a huge difference to a CDH family! 

It was a very successful event.  One that we hope to participate in every year.   A huge thank you to the family and friends of Andrew Hobbs for all their hard work and for bringing CHERUBS into this wonderful event!


On the way back from the race, Dawn got a chance to meet another CDH mom, Julie Younce, mom of CDH survivor Aaron!

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