Daily Archives: January 26, 2016

CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation

This weeks featured nonprofit is CJ’s Thumbs up Foundation

We are CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation (CJSTUF) and our mission is to provide assistance to families of children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. We started CJSTUF in 2009 after my daughter, Charlotte Jennie, was diagnosed with a large brain tumor. She passed away on January 7, 2010. We provide $500 Financial Assistance Grants, meals for the families at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond and Ronald McDonald House, and emergency bill-pay up to $300. “Every Day is a Bonus”- Roger Reynolds Director of Programs & Co-Founder

CJSTUF has two major events coming up. On February 13th, the 5th Annual Thumbs Up Ball will commence at the Reveille Methodist Church located 4200 Cary Street, Richmond Va 23221 from 4:30pm – 7:00pm

What is the Thumbs Up Ball? 

It’s a family event for all ages!thumbnail logo

  • Live music
  • Family friendly food
  • Pizza from Pepicelli’s
  • Cakes by Kelly
  • Crafts
  • Dancers, Princess Entertainers, & more!
  • Silent Auction and Raffle with items for every budget

Admission is $10 per person (kids under three are FREE) and includes all food and activities.

Tickets are available now through this link

Silent auction items, raffle tickets, and family photos are available at the event for additional $$. Cash, checks, or credit cards will be accepted at the event.


On April 9th, from 8:30am – 12:30pm you can join TeamCJ benefiting CJSTUF for the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k at Broad St. & Harrison St.

Cost ranges from $30-$55(adult) and $20-$45(youth) but you must hurry as spots are filling up quick!

30,000 participants will fill the streets and keep you entertained with costumes, Spirit Groups, live music and more with an awesome post-race party. It’s sure to be an event that you wouldn’t want to miss!

Once you’re registered, contact Michelle@cjstuf.org to receive tips on driving pledges and donations to CJSTUF in honor of your efforts.

For more information on CJSTUF, these events, and others coming up, visit www.cjstuf.org