As parents, our biggest fear has always been the possibility of something horrible happening to one of our children. Our worst nightmare became a reality on September 25, 2007, when we discovered that our 18-month-old son, Nate, had passed away in his sleep. We are left with no answers as to why our precious son died. His death was ruled sudden unexplained death in childhood (SUDC), which occurs when an apparently healthy child beyond the age of 12 months dies without warning and without a known cause.

Soon after our loss we learned of the SUDC Foundation which provided us with crucial support services, information and access to research. Being able to talk to others who have experienced SUDC helped us to not feel so alone.

The third annual "Nate the Great's 5K Race" will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016, in Milford, CT, at the Rotary Pavilion behind the Milford Library. The event will include a 5K run/walk, a children's fun run and an after party at Stonebridge Restaurant in Milford, CT.

We hope that you will join us on October 10th! Please use the tabs at the top of the page for more information on how to register for "Race" events and the after party as well as Nate's story and more information about the SUDC Foundation. Thank you for your support!

Nathan Pikul (3/17/06-09/25/07)