Friday, December 31, 2010

CHERUBS 2010 Year In Review

What a year at CHERUBS!  Full of highs of accomplishing so much for the CDH community, yet full of lows of losing so many babies.   2010 has been a very eventful year (more links to details coming soon!):

  • Our 2009 Financials show that our operating costs for last year were just 19%!  81% of our funds went to directly helping CDH families!
  • New Social Media CDH Awareness campaign begun
  • First Save the Cherubs Photo Shoot
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Baby Books go to print
  • Site redesign begun






  • Work on new CDH Research Database begun
  • The World's First CDH Awareness Billboard
  • Oz Kidd-Ward CDH Scholarship Fund created
  • More Save the Cherubs photo shoots
  • Larrison family CDH Hope Totebag item drive in memory of Hanna Rae Rose Larrison
  • Navy sailors at Norfolk put together 100 handprint kits for CDH Hope Totebags in memory of Hanna Rae Rose Larrison
  • CHERUBS members take "Vote for Cherubs" photos




  • CHERUBS raises CDH Awareness to over half a million people Raleigh Christmas Parade
  • 2nd Annual Christmas With Kasey Fundraiser
  • CHERUBS Holiday Shopping Ebay Fundraiser
  • CHERUBS in Televised Parade Video on 2 TV Stations
  • Angel Ball Committee Chuck E. Cheese Family Get-Together
  • Enamel CDH Awareness Ribbons created
  • Over 200 personalized CDH Awareness Ribbons created


We know we haven't listed everything - please e-mail us your events, photos, etc to

It's been a great year for CHERUBS!   Thank you to all of our donors, sponsors, volunteers, members and supporters for helping us to make this the best, most productive year yet!

If you'd like to make a tax-deductible end-of-year donation to CHERUBS, it would be much appreciated and put to very good use.  On-line donations can be given at   Our IRS and financial information can be found at

Everyone at CHERUBS wishes you a happy, healthy and blessed New Year!!!

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    Green Family Represents CDH Awareness in March of Dimes Walk in Marylandd

    On April 25, 2010 the Green family walked in memory of their cherub, Kylee Freedom Green, in the March of Dimes Walk for Babies walk!   They were able to in the Memory Mile, raising more Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness!

    CDH HOPE Baby Shower in honor of Aaron Younce

     Aaron and NC Representative Shirley Randleman, who took time out of her busy schedule to attend and learn about CDH!

    On October 16, 2010 a fundraising baby shower was held for our CDH HOPE Totebag Project in honor of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia survivor, Aaron Younce!!!   Thank you so much to Julie Younce and Diane Caudill for putting this together and raising tons of items for the babies!!!

    Breaths for Brielle Cha Cha for CHOP Fundraiser Zumbathon

    On December 4th the Santos family held a wonderful fundraiser for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia research t CHOP in memory of Brielle.  Thank you to everyone who put this together and participated in memory of such a special little cherub!