Saturday, December 29, 2012

There's still time to vote: CHERUBS sponsors $10,000 Facebook Contest to Benefit CDH Research

Something very exciting is going on at +CHERUBS and we want YOU to be a part of it! Thanks to all of you wonderful members and fans for buying and selling raffle tickets we are ready to award a $10,000 CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA RESEARCH GRANT!!!! We could choose a hospital ourselves but we thought it would be more fun, and raise more awareness, to get your help! So the hospital with the most votes by December 30th will win $10,000 for CDH Research!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vote at 

In the running are the following CDH labs and clinics: 

  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) Genetic Research Study
  • DHREAMS Research Study (Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia) Lab 
  • St. Louis Fetal Care Institute 
  • Baylor College of Medicine CDH Genetic Lab 
  • The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at CHOP 
  • UCSF Fetal Treatment Center 
  • Shands at the University of Florida CDH Clinic 
  • Boston Children's Hospital CDH Clinic 

For more information:

CHERUBS - Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH): CHERUBS sponsors $10,000 Facebook Contest to Benefit CDH Research

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

Well we did it!  What?  We got 10,000 signatures/supporters (our goal) on the CDH Research Bill petition. Now what?  The petition is still open, so if you have not signed it yet---please do so.  More is always better.  We need to convince the Review Committee that Bill S.3396 is worth passing on to the entire Senate for a vote.  All 10,100 (as of this post) will be printed out and hand delivered to the the Senators on the Committee in Washington D.C.  

If you have not done so, please write your Senators telling them how important this Bill is to you.  You can find letter templates and additional information at  We are on our way and 10,000 supporters is amazing, but we still have more work to do.  

In other news, the 1st ever Chicago Kids Carnival was a huge success.  We had at least 150 guests brave the torrential rain and tornadoes to help raise money for CHERUBS.  I am already looking forward to next year.  If you have not seen the pictures already...they can be found on the CHERUBS Facebook page.

So what's next?  There are so many events and fundraisers going on, it's hard to keep track....but here goes:

  1.  You can still sign the CDH Research Bill - the more signatures the better
  2.  You can sign the Light the White House up with Clouds on April 19 petition
  1. Toy Drive to benefit Hope Children's Hospital.  I am happy to bring donations down to the drop-off spot as long as I have the toys by 12/10.  
  2. Enter Stage Left CHERUBS Fundraiser in Woodstock, IL
  3. CDH Ornament sale - 25% of every sale goes to CHERUBS
  4. Buy a CHERUBS charm on eBay - 100% of the purchase price is being donated to CHERUBS and get FREE shipping
  5. Participate in the Give a $1 CHERUBS Fundraiser
  6. Be on the lookout for more information about the 2nd Annual April 19th Chicago Parade of CHERUBS!
Other ways to participate:
  1. Submit you story to be included in the "Stories of CHERUBS" book to be published in February 2012
  2. Submit your favorite recipes to be included in the CHERUBS Cookbook.  Just send your recipe to  Be sure to include you name and the name of the cherub you are honoring/supporting.