SUDC Awareness Proclamations

Each March, SUDC Awareness is Sweeps 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 2021!

We are also thankful for these state awareness efforts:

California HR 24
Alaska Rare Disorder and Disease Day 2021

The SUDC Foundation  advocates for SUDC Awareness Month proclamations in all 50 U.S. states every year. In 2020, 41 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 2020, the 41 U.S. states proclaimed March as SUDC Awareness Month included:

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

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