25 Years of CDH International – 2012

2012 was a big year… our first CDH Awareness Parade in Washington DC bought out 100’s of members to march from the Lincoln Memorial to the steps of Capitol Hill, where Senator Jeff Sessions welcomed us and talked about the legislation he co-sponsored for us. But that was just one of many marches that we had on April 19th around the country, involving over 1000 members.

We installed a new Executive Board and Parent Advisory Board, more new projects, more services and our membership grew to over 4000 CDH patients and families.

CDH Medical World News for 2012

No new big news for CDH Research in 2012.

CDH International News for 2012

  • New Executive Board of Directors
  • New Parent Advisory Board
  • New Medical Advisory Board
  • Senate Bill S.3396 Introduced
  • Parade of Cherubs on April 19th in Washington DC to Capitol Hill
  • Members met with the offices of over 25 Senators
  • April 19th CDH
  • Parades of Cherubs on April 19th in Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Denver, St. Louis, Peoria
  • UK Light up The Night on April 19th
  • First ever Virtual CDH Awareness Parade on April 19th
  • 2012 CDH Conference in San Francisco
  • $10,000 CDH Research Grant awarded to CHOP on December 30th (by votes)
  • Another $10,000 CDH Research Grant awarded to DHREAMS on December 30th
  • Over 300 care packages sent to families through our CDH HOPE Totebag project
  • CDH families represented at the American Pediatric Surgical Association conference
  • New CHERUBS Web Site
  • First ever Facebook Grant Contest held by a CDH charity
  • New Facebook Forums Application created
  • Our 2012 National Children’s Memorial Day tribute honored the memories over 1000 cherubs
  • Texas Get-Together
  • Ohio Picnic
  • UK Get-Together in Scotland
  • Chicago CDH Carnival
  • Pennsylvania / NJ / Delaware Picnic
  • Denver Picnic
  • Indiana Get-Together
  • Washington Zoo Trip
  • Oregon members met with Senators
  • Oregon members represent CDH families at the opening of Randall Children’s Hospital
  • Over 900 raffle tickets sold for the 50/50 CDH Research Raffle raising $9000 for Research
  • Over 10,000 Facebook Fans reached
  • Over 10,000 signatures reached on CDH Research Bill petition
  • Over 18,000 people reached in one post on Facebook
  • 2012 Silver Lining Newsletter Published
  • 2012 CDH Awareness Video
  • Day of 2012 CDH Awareness Video
  • Participated in televised Raleigh Christmas Parade
  • CHERUBS members in Claremont, NC Christmas Parade
  • CHERUBS members in Snoqualmie Days Parade
  • It’s a Knock-Out UK Fundraiser
  • Masquerading Angels Ball
  • UK Formal Ball
  • CDH Awareness Calendar featuring over 1300 CDH patients
  • Save the Cherubs CDH Awareness Calendar
  • First CDH Awareness Calendar in the United Kingdom
  • Won Shane Co. charity contest
  • Won the JuJuBelle Facebook contest
  • Our CDH Awareness Ribbon included in St. Louis
  • Cardinals Game to raise money for St. Louis hospital
  • Washington Mud Run Fundraiser
  • Enter Stage Left Fundraiser
  • UK Fishing Competition Fundraiser
  • Rockin’ for Aidan Fundraiser
  • CHERUBS joins Google+
  • CHERUBS joins Chirpify
  • CHERUBS joins Pinterest
  • CHERUBS joins Instagram
  • CDH Fundraising Kits created
  • Cooking With Cherubs cookbook project begun
  • Participated in the San Francisco Marathon
  • Participated in the Boston Marathon
  • Participated in the Baltimore Marathon
  • Participated in the Great Human Race in Durham, NC
  • Participated in the Iron Girl all women’s half Marathon in the Mid-Atlantic
  • Participated in the Baltimore, MD Metric Marathon
  • Participated in the High Cloud Snapple Half
  • Marathon in Washington, DC
  • Save The Cherubs in the Silicon Valley
  • New Holiday Facebook Covers project started
  • Dozens of free CDH Awareness graphics made
  • New yellow CDH Awareness Bracelets created
  • 47 members of the Angel Club
  • Over 100 new Save the Cherubs posters created
  • Membership reaches over 4200 families in 54 states
  • CHERUBS moves to new office
  • 5 television interviews
  • Over 2 dozen newspaper articles
  • 1 magazine article
  • Moved to new office

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