Raise Awareness

Working together to make vital information available to the public.

Fund Research

Unlocking the power to answer important questions and prevent tragedies.

Serve Those Affected

Offering much needed hope and support for families in grief.

March is SUDC Awareness Month

A Message from Our President (retired)

One Shared Voice

“What started as a small group of parents and scientists in 2001, has turned into an international network of families, medical professionals, researchers and death investigators collaborating to solve the most under-recognized medical mystery of our time. Today, we support over 1,700 families in more than 21 countries, advocate for the needs of our community and fund critical groundbreaking research to understand SUDC and help prevent it. The SUDC Foundation represents a community with many stories, but one shared voice, all working towards a future free of SUDC.”
The SUDC Foundation has been named an Official Charity Partner for the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon – the 51st running of the event – scheduled for November 6.
This partnership offers us an incredible opportunity to raise funds to support the Foundation and our mission to promote awareness, advocate for research and support those affected by #SUDC on a worldwide stage.
We thank you in advance for helping us live in a world without #SUDC.

Give Families Affected By Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood Reason To Hope When All Seems Lost.

Today, tomorrow and always, we’ll be there for them— with your help.

Why Is SUDC Research Important?

Shared data, evaluation, research, and analytic strategies have the power to answer important questions and prevent tragedies.
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How You Can Help


We rely on your generosity to bring hope and support to families in grief.


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Ambassador Program

Join our volunteer program to help us showcase the many faces and voices of SUDC.

Understanding the Research

“Thomas’s cause of death was undetermined, but the medical examiner spoke to us several times to try to help answer our questions. She identified SUDC resources for us and assisted with our efforts in pursuing research opportunities to help us try to understand not only his death, but also help medical research better understand these deaths in order to prevent this tragedy for another family.”

Unexplained Pediatric Deaths: Investigation, Certification & Family Needs

Procedural guidance and key considerations developed by the National Association of Medical Examiners Panel on Sudden Unexpected Death in Pediatrics.
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