CJSTUF Ball is a Family Affair

After enduring incredible pain and grief at the loss of their young daughter, Rachel and Roger Reynolds established the CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation (CJSTUF) in their daughter’s name as a mechanism to “pay it forward” and help others in need. Charlotte Jennie (CJ) passed away at home on January 7, 2010 at just 4 1/2 years old after battling cancer. But CJ never stopped bringing joy and love to her parents every day throughout her ordeal.

CJSTUF offers everyone an opportunity to do something for others and help those parents who are dealing with the challenges, fear, anger, disappointment, and financial issues associated with childhood cancer. And here’s a family-friendly event that makes it fun to help others who need it most.

Get ready for the annual CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation Ball!

It’s happening Saturday, February 18 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and it includes a family dance and silent auction. This family-friendly event promises to be a spectacular occasion with plenty of activities, food, and fun. Featured this year will be:

  • Live music by Offering
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Crafts for Kids
  • Kid friendly food and drinks
  • Lots more fun activities

Tickets are just $10 per person and the event takes place at Shady Grove UMC in Short Pump. Ticket includes one entry to the raffle too. Additional tickets will be available for purchase at the event so you have more chances to win! Event space is limited and this is a popular family event for many so register soon.

CJ’s Thumbs Up is an organization that “provides financial assistance to families of children with chronic and life threatening illnesses through individual giving and partnerships with organizations that share similar goals.

Make plans to attend this year’s Ball and help Roger and Rachel “pay it forward” and help others.


Rhonda is the mother of two adult daughters and a grandmother to five wonderful grandchildren – and our only grandmother on staff. She spent 25 years in corporate healthcare managing prenatal and disease management programs. She is the Content Manager for Richmondmom and contributes her expertise as both a mom and grandmother – while sorting out the many opportunities for our valuable advertisers.

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