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18jul12:00 pm- 11:00 pmCJ the DJ's Bluegrass (Mostly) Boogaloo 201512:00 pm - 11:00 pm 100 N. Railroad Avenue, Ashland, VA 23005Ashland Coffee and Tea

Latest News Releases

Several years ago, CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation came up with a new & fun idea to increase awareness about the important work we do. Butterfly Socials became a way to broaden our network by connecting to the friends & families of our existing dedicated volunteers & supporters. Volunteers across the Richmond area and beyond have hosted Butterfly Social events to tell our story. One of our “Butterfly Social Superstars” is our very own Vicki Swanson, one of CJSTUF’s founding board … read more

Five years.  A minor milestone kind of year.  Not usually worthy of a class reunion but to a five-year old kid, the fifth birthday is a biggie.  I still remember mine. A few days after Charlotte Jennie’s death on January 7, 2010 from a Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET), we received a letter in the mail from the State Corporation Commission notifying us that CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation had been officially and legally incorporated. The date of official incorporation was January 6, … read more