Monday, March 5, 2012

2012 CHERUBS Masquerading Angels Ball - Save the Date!

2012 CHERUBS Masquerading Angels Ball

October 20, 2012
6:00 pm - Midnight
Hampton Inn & Suites in Brier Creek
Raleigh, NC

We have just begun planning our 2012 event.  Stay tuned for more information!!!!

Formal Charity Masquerade Ball

Masquerade BallCome join us or a magical night for a good cause.  Celebrity guests, enchanting decor, amazing music, a casino, silent auction and beautiful attire will make this a night to remember.

Money raised from this event will go to CHERUBS to fund services to further help families of babues born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.  CHERUBS is a 501(c)III international children's charity.

Attire:  Our FORMAL  masquerade ball encourages men to wear tuxedos and women to wear floor-length gowns.  FORMAL period costumes are welcome.  Formal evening gowns are welcome.  Formal masquerade masks are highly encouraged.   Not acceptible; typical Halloween costumes, short dresses, street clothes and scary masks.   This event is no longer black & white and all colors of attire are welcome.

Age Requirement:  You must be 21 years old or older to attend.   CHERUBS reserves the right to refuse ticket sales when necessary.

Formal Charity Masquerade Ball

Our Organization:
CHERUBS is a 501(c)III organization located in North Carolina.   CHERUBS serves families of children and adults born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH).   As of April 2008, we have over 2250 members in all 50 states and 33 countries.  Our Board Members include the founding father of in-utero surgery, genetic counselors, epidemiologists, pediatric surgeons and parents of children born with CDH.  We are a volunteer-run organization and a United States Internal Revenue Service recognized 501(c)III Non-Profit Organization.

What is CDH?
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) occurs in approximately 1 in every 2,500 births (1,600 cases in the U.S. each year).  The cause of CDH is not yet known.  The diaphragm is formed in the first trimester of pregnancy and controls the lungs' ability to inhale and exhale.  CDH occurs when the diaphragm fails to form or to close totally and an opening allows abdominal organs into the chest cavity.  This inhibits lung growth.     The cause is not yet known.

Roughly 50% of babies born with CDH do not survive.   Of the 50% that do survive, most will endure long hospital stays, feeding issues, asthma and other problems.  A few of the survivors suffer from severe long-term medical issues.

CDH occurs as frequently as Spina Bifida and Cystic Fibrosis, yet there is very little research being done and virtually no media coverage.

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