SUDC Awareness Month

Welcome to SUDC Awareness Month!

We truly appreciate everyone's help with Awareness Month! We couldn't have done it without you! In total, 43 states  joined our nationwide effort and proclaimed March SUDC Awareness Month! Click HERE to see a full list of states. We also had over 3,000 people change their Facebook Profile picture spotlighting SUDC and impacting great awareness. We loved seeing everyone's memorabilia and hearing about all the acts of kindness that were done in the names of those lost to SUDC far too soon. Thank you for joining us in a very successful month to shine a light on SUDC! 

This nationwide effort began in 2016, inspired by Drew Joseph Boswell and the Boswell family. The Boswell family successfully advocated for the first statewide proclamation declaring March 2015 as SUDC Awareness Month in the State of Louisiana and was signed by former Governor Bobby Jindal. 

Below is an outline of our 2018 activities. 

We are the only organization worldwide whose purpose is to promote awareness, advocate for research, and support those affected by SUDC. SUDC is the fifth leading category of death in children ages one to four, yet SUDC receives no public funding. The SUDC Foundation provides all services at no cost to families.

We will kick off the month by asking SUDC supporters to add a frame to their Facebook profile picture for the month of March.

-From your desktop, please login to Facebook and follow the below directions. 
-Click on your Facebook Profile Picture and you will see a block that says "Update Profile Picture" - click on that 
-Click on "Add Frame"
-In the search menu type in "SUDC Foundation"
-Once you have selected the SUDC Frame, click on the blue box at the bottom of the page that says " Use as Profile Picture" (you can select custom to update the amount of time you want your Facebook Profile image changed, please make sure it's up for the entire month of March)
-If you are changing your profile picture from your phone, click on your Pofile Picture, click Add Frame, and search SUDC. The live image function will come up first, however there is a picture icon you can click on that will bring up your photo library. 

Remember your loved one lost to SUDC by wearing your favorite SUDC Foundation or other memorial T-shirt, pin, hat, jewelry or any other memorabilia to honor him or her. Share a picture of yourself on social media with #SUDCAwareness.

Need an SUDC Foundation Shirt? Get yours here today.

This week, we encourage the SUDC Community to perform Random Acts of Kindness in honor of our loved ones. Download and print your custom Kindness Cards here. Share your stories of kindness on social media in honor of SUDC Awareness Month with #SUDCAwareness.

This week, we encourage SUDC supporters to tell one person or share literature about SUDC and the SUDC Foundation everyday. You can download and print out the Informational page here.

In 2 min or less, record and post a video on social media of yourself about why SUDC Awareness month is so important to you. Include #SUDCAwareness.

Not on Social Media??

There are many ways you can still participate! Wherever social media is mentioned above- email your friends and family, or talk to your neighbors! Post your pictures, videos and experiences in the SUDC email groups. March is all about raising awareness for SUDC and strengthening our community of advocates for the benefit of all children. Thank you!