An Evening of Family Dance and Silent Auction to Benefit CJSTUF


Enjoy and evening of family dance & silent auction with CJSTUF at the Annual CJ Thumbs Up Ball Everyone is Invited – Make it a Family Event! The event will feature:   Live music by Triple Scoop  Silent Auction Raffle Prizes Crafts & activities for the kids Family-friendly food and drinks, including pizza from Pepicelli’s Pizza Family […]

Delicious Holiday Shopping that Benefits CJSTUF: November 1st – 3rd


Here’s a delicious way to help CJSTUF in November! We’ve got a great opportunity for you to get some early holiday shopping done, all while helping out a wonderful cause. CJSTUF is teaming up with Gloria Dempsey, Tastefully Simple Independent Consultant, for an online fundraising party to benefit CJSTUF on November 1, 2013. Tastefully Simple […]

The Amazing Raise 5k is Back: September 18, 2013

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This is an AMAZING opportunity for Richmond families!   On September 18, 2013, Brandywine Realty Trust and the Lingerfelt Companies will host The Amazing Raise 5k at the Boulders, a run/walk that winds through the beautifully landscaped roads and serene trails of the Boulders Office Park.  The event is a true celebration of our community […]

The Week Ahead: February 4 – 10, 2013


Have an event to add to our calendar? Email us at! Don’t miss Wine Down this week at the Wine Loft to benefit Children’s Heart Foundation. Check out our contests for tickets to LEGO Kidsfest, Yo Gabba Gabb, Richmond Kids Expo & Babies Too, and the Ringling Brothers Circus! ALWAYS check dates, times and locations of events as […]

nTelos Presents Checks to Three Local Charities

CJ’s Thumbs Up, from left to right: Lauren Coe, board member; Roger Reynolds, co-founder; Meredith Hayes, board member; Tom Checkosky, board member; Amy Garelick, board member; and Rachel Reynolds, co-founder.

nTelos Wireless and were honored today to present checks to three local charities to help them further their mission and help real Richmond parents and loved ones who are struggling with difficult issues. The checks were distributed as a part of the nTelos Cares campaign that ran in December on Not only did nTelos […]

We Attended The First Thumbs Up Ball or How Showing Up Matters

Preschooler at Thumbs Up Ball

The first year we had both children, Valentine’s Day snuck up on us like the evil puffy hearts temptress she is. We had no romance in our sleep-deprived bodies, but we had much love to give and wanted to find a place to celebrate. We knew one family in a way only social media and […]

Vote by December 31 for a Charity to Win up to $2,500 from nTelos Cares


December is considered a ‘month of giving’ – and nTelos Wireless is teaming up with to donate a great gift to one of three charities. The “nTelos Cares” event runs through December 31, 2012 at midnight. It’s a chance for Richmondmom readers to help choose a charity to receive a financial donation from nTelos. […]

Support CJStuff and Get a Good Laugh

CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation

Every Friday and Saturday in June, you can support CJSTUF by coming out to a ComedySportz show. What is ComedySportz? It’s short-form improvisational comedy in a game format. If you have ever seen the TV show, “Whose Line is it Anyway”, you have a pretty good idea of what to expect. The comedy is fun, […]

Get Your Tickets for the CJSTUF Ball Now

CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation

CJSTUF is getting ready for their annual fundraising event and it promises to offer plenty for kids and adults. Not only is it fun, but it’s for a great cause to raise money and help families who have children dealing with the challenges of chronic and life-threatening illnesses. It’s happening Saturday, February 18 from 4:30 […]

CJSTUF Ball is a Family Affair

CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation

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 […]