2007 was the year that a fire was lit and the charity exploded in new projects, with new volunteers and new awareness.
A splinter group decided to create their own day, awareness ribbon and to trademark “Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness”, bullying and threatening other charities. The families rebelled and joined forces to pull the community together and fight the division and the trademark. This fight… as much as we hated it at the time and for years to come… was the push the community needed. It was the push our charity needed too. Nothing and no one was going to harm our childrens’ chance of research by controlling awareness. The “mama bear” and “papa bear” in us all was awoken and it was time to get in gear. And we did.
CDH Medical World News for 2007
No big CDH research news for 2007.
CDH International News for 2007
- The Alliance of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Organizations is formed.
- Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Ribbon Created.
- CHERUBS Australia files for Non-Profit Status and becomes it’s own NGO with it’s own Board and members but uses our branding, member list, name, logos and marketing with our permission.
- CHERUBS Board of Directors welcomes 3 new members.
- Angels for CHERUBS is started.
- CHERUBS New Member Coordinator position is created.
- New web site goes live.
- CHERUBS offers parents personal photo albums on-line.
- CHERUBS offers parents personal web blogs.
- CHERUBS offers dads their own forum.
- CHERUBS offers grandparents their own forum.
- Angel Ball Committee is formed.
- Ohio member picnic is held in Columbus, OH.
- Michigan get-together is held in Flint, MI.
- CHERUBS Posting Contest Started.
- ATV Rally.
- CDH / NICU Baby Book Committee formed.
- Trick-or-Treat for CHERUBS Fundraiser started.
- CHERUBS joins GoodSearch.com.
- First Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Information Packet Party held.
- Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
- Awareness Jewelry designing begins.
- CDH Awareness Logo created.
- CHERUBS joins Facebook.
- CHERUBS joins MySpace.
- CHERUBS Blog created.
- CHERUBS Live Space created.
- CDH Car Wash.
- CHERUBS Truffle Sale is held.
- CHERUBS is listed with Wikipedia.
- Children’s Holiday Card Drawing Contest.
- First CDH Donation Jars.
- Christmas Fundraising Posters for Stores.
- Valentine’s Day Fundraising Posters for Stores.
- Over 2000 CDH families.
- CHERUB Web Site averages 300,000 hits per month.
- CDH awareness ribbon car magnets created.
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