SUDC Awareness Proclamations

This March, SUDC Awareness is Sweeping Across America!

Each year, the SUDC Foundation spearheads a nationwide effort for each U.S. state to declare March as SUDC Awareness Month. These proclamations call attention to the medical mystery that claims the lives of approximately 400 children in the United States each year and helps bereaved families know they are not alone. Thank you to the following U.S. states for standing up in support of SUDC in 2022!

We are also grateful for California Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 76 in support of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Awareness Month.  

The SUDC Foundation  advocates for SUDC Awareness Month proclamations in all 50 U.S. states every year. In 2021, 46 participated. 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. Special thanks to the Boswell family for the inspiration and to volunteer Christina Grantham for her tireless dedication to help make this effort a reality! 

Are you a family that lives outside the United States? We need your help! If you would like to have a proclamation in your country, contact your state, province or regional government representative to find out how to proceed. The SUDC Foundation is ready to support you!

In 2021, the 44 U.S. states proclaimed March as SUDC Awareness Month included:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

We also thank California for recognizing SUDC Awareness Month through a House Resolution, and Alaska, for recognizing SUDC as part of Rare Disease and Disorder Day 2021.

Our efforts to raise awareness wouldn't be possible without the inspiration and enthusiasm of the SUDC community.

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