In memory of Shane Torrence (1/28/93 - 9/11/99)
A mom on a mission raising awareness of the condition that took my only child at age 6 and a half - Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia CDH takes the lives of 15,000 children every year and harms 15,000 more.
Will you care?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Vote for CHERUBS in the APX contest and Pepsi Refresh Contest! Get a FREE t-shirt!

Please help babies like Shane born with Congenital  Diaphragmatic Hernia!   CHERUBS is in the running for $150,000 in 3 contests.  ALL money won to go to help CDH!!!!!   Every vote counts!   Please feel free to repost!

CDH Contests

The following are CDH related events.   Visit their websites to learn more about the events and how to participate.

Cherub Braden Holtcherub sibling Nyah Kelly  cherub Landon Kelly

APX Gives Back  - $100,000 for CDH Research & Support

Facebook Contest sponsored by APX Alarms.   CHERUBS is currently battling between 1st and 2nd place in this National contest!    Money raised will be used for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research and Support services!

Here is how to vote:

1. Go to
2. Then click LIKE.
3. Next click the "Start nom and voting"
4. Click on the blue logo for Eastern charities
5. Scroll down (load more if necessary) and find CHERUBS and endorse us!

You can vote once EVERY day! Repost in honor or in memory of your cherub!

The following charities are supporting us so please let's show them our support too!!!! :)
Eastern - CHERUBS of course. :)
Pacific - Handprints of Hope
Central - Military Moms and Wives
Mountain - Now I Can Foundation
Canada - Quest Theatre Society

cherub Jessica Barry

Pepsi Refresh Contest - $25,000 for CDH Information Kits for Hospitals

Having your unborn or newborn child diagnosed with a life-threatening birth defect is devastating.  It is even more traumatic when there is little information on the diagnosis.  Our mission is to provide every major hospital in the country with informative kits that will provide information and support at the time of diagnosis of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH).

Cherubs are people who were born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, a severe and often fatal birth defect that occurs as often as Cystic Fibrosis and Spina Bifida.  Every ten minutes a baby is born with CDH - adding up to over half a million babies since 2000.

Money won in this grant will be used to send kits to 100 hospitals - but we are hoping to stretch the budget and get discounts on printing to be able to send out 250 kits!

How will the 25K be Used?

$ 3,500 100 copies of "Stories of Cherubs" Vol. I
$ 3,000 100 copies of "Stories of Cherubs" Vol. II
$ 600 100 CDH Educational Posters
$ 4,000 2000 "Parent Reference Guide" Booklets
$ 2,500 3000 Informational CDH Brochures
$ 2,000 4000 CDH Awareness Ribbon Pins
$ 7,000 3000 CDH Newsletters
$ 300 100 thick boxes to hold the kits
$ 1,200 Shipping 100 kits

Budget Notes: All items are designed by us to defray the cost of hiring graphic designers.

You have 10 votes a day - please make sure to go visit and vote for some of the other amazing kid's charities in this contest, including:

cherub Aaron Younce

Pepsi Refresh Contest - $25,000 for Financial Support for CDH Families

The CDH Family Assistance Fund helps families with the expenses incurred traveling for medical care for very high-risk pregnancies and critically ill newborns. Often families have to travel 100's of miles to hospitals that are equipped to handle babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) and that provide ECMO, a heart and lung bypass machine, if needed. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia occurs when the diaphragm fails to fully form, allowing abdominal organs into the chest cavity and preventing lung growth. 50% of babies born with CDH do not survive.  The cause of CDH is not known, but it is as common as Cystic Fibrosis and Spina Bifida. Every 10 minutes a baby is born with CDH - adding up to over half a million babies since 2000.   The hospital stay for a severely affected baby can be as long as 1 year. With the medical bills and emotional stress that these families go through, we want to offer a little help with making travel easier and affordable.

How will the 25K be Used?

$ 10,000 500 $20 gas cards
$ 5,000 10 $500 airline grants
$ 5,000 250 $20 grocery store gift cards
$ 2,500 125 $20 restaurant gift cards
$ 2,500 50 $50 hotel gift cards

Budget Notes:  Most pediatric hospitals are affiliated with the Ronald McDonald House, which provides lodging for many of our families. Our request for hotel gift cards are for those traveling long distances overnight to reach a hospital or those rare times when a Ronald McDonald House does not have an empty room.

cherub Sofia Carman

Help Raise Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness and Win Prizes!!!

This is a contest inside a contest! CDH Awareness Kits and T-Shirts that say "I am a CDH Hero! I helped to 1000's of babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia by raising money for CDH Research and Support!" will be awarded to the people who (1 prize each):

1. Whoever has the most "attendees" on their Vote for CHERUBS in the APX contest FB event.
2. Whoever has the most active wall on their event by getting people to vote and then post that they voted.
3. Whoever is the most creative off of Facebook to raise votes! Handing out flyers, have a "vote in" at work or school, talk to your church, etc. (take photos!)

Awards given by voting done on CHERUBS forums on August 22nd - 30th. All members can log in and vote on who should win the above 3 awards.

If CHERUBS wins the $100,000 prize, all 3 winners will ALSO win (valued at over $350!);

  • 2 tickets to the Angel Ball
  • "Stories of Cherubs Vol. I"
  • "Stories of Cherubs Vol. II"
  • CDH Baby Book
  • "Cooking with Cherubs" Vol. II
  • 4 personalized t-shirts each with their cherub's CDH Awareness ribbons on them
  • the above prizes of a CDH Awareness Kit and contest T-shirt!
What a great and fun way to raise awareness and funds for a good cause!!!!!

cherub Jason Collins

Get a FREE "Vote for CHERUBS" shirt!!!! is a wonderful printing web site that often gives away free items! 

You just upload photos and add text to shirts, signs, cards and more!   Upload your own cherub's photo and add the words "Vote for CHERUBS" or "Vote for CDH"!  It's very, very easy!  

Make sure to send us photos of you in your shirt!  :)

You can download free graphics below by clicking on them.   You can also download all the kids graphics to the right.

CDH Awareness Ribbon

Save the Cherubs
Vote for CDH


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