Thursday, September 27, 2012

CHERUBS 2012 Masquerading Angels Ball

CHERUBS 2012 Masquerading Angels Ball

October 20, 2012

6:00 pm - Midnight

Capital City Club
Raleigh, NC

Formal Charity Masquerade Ball

Masquerade Ball

Come 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 babies 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.

Age Requirement: You must be 21 years old or older to attend. CHERUBS reserves the right to refuse ticket sales when necessary.
Live music by Raleigh based band, The Stone Age Romeos!
Sponsored by:
Esurance Halloween and More
Diamond Sponsor Halloween & More

Fairway Outdoor Advertising Anu Events
2012 Sponsorships now available! - Sponsor or donate auction items in honor/memory of your cherub!

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 2012, we have over 4000 members in all 50 states and 54countries. 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.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What does CHERUBS do for CDH Families?

What does CHERUBS do for CDH Families?

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* CDH HOPE Totebags for new and expectant parents full of accurate and easy-to-understand information as well as comfort items
* Information packets for parents of older survivors and grieving families full of accurate and easy-to-understand CDH information
* Financial Assistance for families
* CDH Research Bill currently in the Senate
* $10,000 grants for CDH Research
* Annual International CDH Conference
* International & State Representatives and Hospital Angels to help families on a local level
* Local get-togethers and events for families
* Safe, secure and free forums for families to have support 24/7.
* Parades of Cherubs and other events on the International Day of CDH Awareness on April 19th
* State and City Proclamations for the International Day of CDH Awareness on April 19th
* Save the Cherubs CDH Awareness campaign
* Extensive web site with accurate information
* Medical Advisory Board hosted CDH Q&A chats with members
* CDH Research Database
* Videos on CDH
* Free awareness graphics
* Adopt a Hospital Kits for hospitals to have info on hand for newly diagnosed families
* Awareness bracelets and ribbons for new members
* Stories of Cherubs books of the stories of all these precious children
* Calendars of Cherubs of all the photos of all these precious children
* Free personalized CDH Awareness Ribbon graphics

These are all services that we provide right now in 2012.   This list does not include fundraisers or items that we sell to raise awareness or all the many social media activities that we have.  Or the list of services that we have coming soon.  The list would be much, much longer if we included all other achievements and projects from the past 17 years.

We are honored to be here and to be a light of hope and support for CDH families during their darkest hours.  <3 a="a" href="" nbsp="nbsp">