Tuesday, June 15, 2010

3 CDH Charities, 2 Contests!

It's a busy time on Facebook, there are now 3 CDH charities in 2 contests and all 3 need your help!   This is a quick, free way to help families affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia!

CHERUBS made it to Phase II in the APX Gives Back contest!!!!!

You can vote by going to http://www.facebook.com/apxalarm?ref=mf

Then click LIKE.
Next click the "Start nominating and voting".
Click on the blue logo for Eastern charities
Scroll down and find CHERUBS and endorse us! EVERY DAY!  Repost too please! :)

On Friday, we were in 1st place but now in Phase II the votes have been reset so we need to get all the votes we can!!!   We have a chance to win $100,000!!!!  All winnings from this contest will go to CDH Research and CDH Support!!!!!!!! 

Almost 2 weeks ago we told everyone to get ready for the Chase contest to vote for Real Hope for CDH, now the contest has started and we have 2 members of ACDHO in the Chase Community Giving contest!!!!

 Dr. Kays watching over one of his cherubs

Real Hope for CDH in the Chase contest!


Real Hope for CDH, affectionately known as "Kays Kids" is an ACDHO charity that helps fund the research of Dr. David Kays at the University of Florida in Gainesville / SHANDS.   Dr. Kays pioneered the "gentle ventilation" technique of ventilating CDH babies.  He is a wonderful doctor, a great man, a friend of CHERUBS for over 10 years and a saint to every family whose cherubs have been under his care.   All winnings from this contest will go directly to Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research to learn how to better treat babies born with CDH.  To learn more about Real Hope for CDH, you can visit http://www.realhopeforcdh.com

The Olivia Raine Foundation (another ACDHO organization!) is also in the Chase Contest! 

Olivia Raine Richards


The Olivia Raine Foundation is named in memory of cherub, Olivia Raine Richards.   Her family started this foundation in Michigan to help grieving parents pay for their childrens' funerals.   They are very low on funding right now and can use all the help they can get!   Please vote for them in the contest!  For more info or to make a donation, go to http://oliviaraine.org/

That's not all!!!!

Vote for Terry Guinn in Oprah's "Your Own Show" Contest!

Through the APX contest we had a chance to meet some of the wonderful other families voting for their charities.  We met Terry Guinn from the Prader-Willi Syndrome Foundation; ironically, our biggest "competition" in the contest - though there are no losers in this competition as we're all raising tons of awareness!  Terry's daughter was born with PWSF and as a special needs dad, he understand what families of medically fragile children go through.   Terry is a great guy and he raises TONS of awareness for his cause and now he wants to raise awareness of all special needs causes.  He's in Oprah's contest to be a host of a new talk show!  Read below:


Terry Guinn has entered a video audition into a contest to get his OWN show, but he needs your help to make this a reality. Please vote for Terry Guinn... http://bit.ly/terrysshow After you view the video, please vote using the voting button below the video and share with your friends to help Terry Guinn bring this special show, that will help create awareness for the many, many special needs of our special needs children. The Talk Show “Special Inspirations” will have as guests, parents and professionals to bring light to the many syndromes, diseases and growing numbers of disabilities that our children are facing. We will discuss struggles, solutions , treatments, diet, environmental factors, ect. Everything to raise awareness and create opportunities for research that can benefit everyone.

And should Terry win, one of his topics will be Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia!!!!!   

So please vote for all 4 contest participants!   

You can also help by reposting this on your blog, web page, twitter or Facebook!    Every single vote helps to raise awareness of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and hopefully by winning these contests we can raise some much needed CDH research and supports funds as well!!!!

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