Monday, February 11, 2013

So much CDH Awareness Going On!

There so much going on in Illinois with respect to CDH awareness and around the world, I almost don't know where to start.

But first and foremost is our petition to get the +The White House (@WhiteHouse on twitter) to light up in the colors of CHERUBS on April 19th...the International Day of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness.  We need to get 100,000 signatures in just 30 days to even be considered by the we have our work cut out for us.  Just go to to sign the petition.

We have a lot of fundraisers in the Chicago area leading up to the Chicago and Peoria parades on April 19th.  This year any money raised (individual donations and corporate sponsors) before April 19th will be split between Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and +CHERUBS in the Chicago area.  In the Peoria area, the funds raised will be split with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

To sign up for either the Chicago or Peoria parades, please register via FirstGiving.  Once you sign-up, join either the Chicago or Peoria team.  You can also set up your own FirstGiving page to fundraise in your child's honor or memory.  We will be using the same shirt this year for all the parades around the country with 50% of the t-shirt proceeds being donated back to the respective local hospital.  You can purchase your t-shirt when you register via FirstGiving.  For more up to date information, see the Peoria Facebook event or Chicago Facebook event.  

Donations will also be accepted on April 19th at either parade.  If you are interested in making a corporate donation, sponsorship levels are listed on the FirstGiving page or you can email me at  You can get your company name on the back of the shirt that will be used for all US and Canadian events for as little as a $100 donation.  And for $200, you can include you literature in the Chicago Parade participant bag. 

I am also looking for a corporate sponsor for a fundraising program for as little as $500.  This program will be launched in Chicago but will have international exposure.  Email me for details:

Other Chicago area fundraisers: