US State Proclamations

Support SUDC Awareness through U.S. State Proclamations

The SUDC Foundation, with the help of volunteer Christina Grantham, is pleased to coordinate an annual effort across the United States to proclaim SUDC Awareness Month!

These proclamations call attention to the often unheard of and unspoken tragedy of SUDC and we are grateful for states that recognize SUDC. Below you will find states that have proclaimed SUDC Awareness Month in 2017. 

This nationwide effort began in 2016 and was inspired by Drew Joseph Boswell and the Boswell family. The first proclamation they obtained occurred in 2015, by Governor Bobby Jindal, in the State of Louisiana. It was the first of its kind in the southern United States recognizing sudden unexplained death in childhood. Drew passed away on March 12, 2014, at the age of 15 months. His parents, Devon and Georgia Boswell created the Drew's Tunes Foundation in his memory and to celebrate his life. To date, the Drew's Tunes Foundation has donated over $40,000 to benefit the mission of The SUDC Foundation.

READ OUR FORMAL PRESS RELEASE ABOUT THIS EFFORT

You can help spread the word by reaching out to your local media using our our downloadable Publicity Tool Kit

In 2016 the following states proclaimed March as SUDC Awarness Month:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin