Monday, October 17, 2011

CDH Newsletter - October, 2011

CDH News & Events
Dear CHERUBS Members,

Welcome to our new e-newsletter.  This newsletter will be sent to our members 2 to 4 times per month with the latest CDH news and events.   You have been subscribed automatically through your membership at CHERUBS.   If you would like to unsuscribe please follow the directions at the bottom of this e-mail.

Brady Passieu
This is the last week to participate in the 2011 CDH Raffle to win a Cruise for 2 aboard Carnival Cruiselines or to put in your sealed bid for the 2011 CDH Auction before the Masquerading Angels Ball this Saturday in Raleigh.  Make sure to purchase your tickets and put in your bids by Friday!


Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research
  • Research Grant - CHERUBS is proud to announce that thanks to generous donations and fundraisers we are able to grant $10,000 to the Massachusetts General Hospital CDH Genetic Study.  
  • CDH Research Bill - Senator Jefferson Sessions from Alabama, a grandfather of a CDH survivor, is sponsoring our CDH Research Bill for $50,000,000 for research through NIH.  Please sign the petition and write your Congressman.  http://www.cdhbills.org
  • Current Studies - Are you participating in the CDH genetic studies?  It's free, easy and can help cherubs of the future and help us to find the cause of CDH. 

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness
  • Vivint Gives Back - we gathered more than 100,000 votes this summer and won a total of $32,000!  WTG everyone!!!
  • Charlie Sheen - our surprising celebrity spokesperson this summer helped us to gather votes, tweeted to over 4 million Twitter followers and was picked up by over 600,000 sites. 
  • Save the Cherubs - Our CDH Awareness campaign is full force and we have over 100 posters created!  We are currently seeking funding to distribute the posters nationally.
  • 2012 CDH Calendar - It's time again for our annual calendar!   Submit your cherub's photo to membership@cdhsupport.org along with his/her name.  ALL cherubs are welcome to participate - survivors, non-survivors and those yet to be born.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Support
  • New Forums - Our new forums are finally live!  Please follow directions on the page to log into the new software.  http://www.cdhboards.org
  • CDH HOPE Totebags - Thanks to donations by many of you, we have sent out over 350 totebags to CDH families in the past 2 years.   Items are still needed!
  • Financial Assistance - CHERUBS has a small fund available to help families with travel costs to be with their cherubs in the hospital.  For more information, please e-mail us at membership@cdhsupport.org
  • 2012 CDH Conference - We are currently planning our 2012 conference for June in California.   Planning help is greatly appreciated.  volunteer@cdhsupport.org
     
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Emily Anne Birdwisa
Donate to CHERUBS to help babies like Emily fight CDH.   Donations are tax-deductible and greatly needed.


Upcoming Events
2011 Masquerading Angels Ball - CHERUBS annual formal charity masquerade ball in Raleigh, NC on October 22nd.  It's not too late to attend!

2011 CDH Raffle - Win a cruise for 2 aboard Carnival Cruiselines!  Raffle tickets just $5 each, buy 4 and get 1 free!   On-line purchase deadline is noon on October 21st.

2011 Silent Auction - Get your sealed bids in on over 75 amazing items.  We have something for everyone and every budget.   Bid deadline is noon on October 21st.

CHERUBS Silpada Fundraiser -  Oct 23 - Nov 11th.  Order gorgeous jewelry on-line or hold your own party!

Charley's Angels Ball - Masquerade ball fundraiser in the UK on October 28th in honor of Charley Stanfield-Maher!

Trick-or-Treat for CHERUBS - collect change instead of candy while raising CDH awareness!

Christmas With Kasey - Christmas vendor show in Aurora, CO on November 12th in memory of Kasey Colvin.

CHERUBS 2011 Christmas Vendor Show - on November 13th in Wake Forest, NC

CHERUBS in the Raleigh Christmas Parade - November 19th in Raleigh, NC.  All cherubs and sibling welcome to ride on the float!

Maddie Spence
 
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