SUDC Awareness Month

Thank you for Supporting SUDC Awareness Month 2021!

SUDC Awareness Month 2021 was an astounding success!

Some of our highlights include:

  • Our supporters participated in weekly activities to raise awareness throughout the month – shining a light on SUDC, wearing their hearts on their sleeves, spreading kindness, and taking strides for awareness.
  • We sent over 800 free awareness kits to our supporters all over the world to help mark the month.
  • SUDC Awareness Month was honored through 44 U.S. state proclamations, one House resolution and one executive proclamation. You can learn more here.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers wore specially-designed SUDC Foundation patches on their uniforms during a spring training game and shared some important information about #SUDCAwareness Month during the television broadcast. You can watch here.
  • SUDC Awareness Month and SUDC families were featured in the Warrington Guardian and on BBC NewsFox 19KXAN and Pennsylvania Kitchen Table Politics .
  • Our supporters walked, ran, rolled and rode over 6,400 miles for our Stride for SUDC Awareness Challenge. See below for our leaderboard!

From the bottom of our hearts, we offer our gratitude to everyone who helped us honor SUDC Awareness Month. Your efforts have helped us promote awareness, advocate for research, and support those affected by sudden unexpected or unexplained death in childhood.

We’ll see you next year!

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Strides for SUDC,
2,500-mile Challenge

Strides for SUDC 2021 Leaderboard

Adult Leaders

1. Travis Behm

497 miles

2. Christopher Buck

480 miles

3. Cha O'Leary

385 miles

Child Leaders

1. Eliana Pauley

35 miles

2. Grace Ferguson

33 miles

3. Ollie Godding

30 miles

March is SUDC Awareness Month!

The SUDC Foundation is once again leading efforts to raise awareness of SUDC around the world.

Please see below for a full list of activities and ways you can get involved or click here to download our SUDC Awareness Month 2021 poster. Each week the SUDC Foundation’s social media will feature efforts for the week, so please be sure to “like” and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to stay up to date! And please share our posts including #SUDCAwareness!

In conjunction with the below activities, we have asked each U.S. State to proclaim March as SUDC Awareness Month. Last year, 41 U.S. States joined us. This year we are shooting for all 50! You can follow the action here.

Download Awareness Month materials including the SUDC Fact Sheet, Awareness Month Poster, Kindness Cards, and SUDC FAQ Brochure.

How to add your SUDC Frame:

From your desktop:

    • Log in to Facebook.
    • On your profile page, click on the camera icon on your profile picture
    • Select “Add Frame.”
    • Search for “SUDC Awareness Month 2021.”
    • Select the SUDC Awareness frame. You can also customize the length of time at the bottom of the window, so please be sure to select the entire month of March!
    • Hit “Use as a Profile Picture.”

From your mobile device:

    • Log in to Facebook.
    • Click on the camera icon on your profile picture and select “Add Frame.”
    • Search for “SUDC Awareness Month 2021.”
    • Select the SUDC Awareness frame.

You can also help raise awareness of SUDC and support the mission of the SUDC Foundation by creating a Facebook Fundraiser. Click here to learn how to create your fundraiser.

Spread the word about SUDC Awareness month and educate someone new with our SUDC Fact Sheet. Share your participation on social media with #SUDCAwareness. On March 4th, please head over to our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn) and share our post with critical information on SUDC with your network!

Show your support of SUDC Awareness Month by wearing your SUDC Foundation bracelet, apparel, or other memorabilia in honor of a child. Share a picture on social media with #SUDCAwareness.

Join us in remembering those lost to SUDC by using our Kindness Cards to perform a Random Act of Kindness in their memory. Share your act on social media with #SUDCAwareness.

Help us finish out the month by joining in the “Strides for SUDC 2,500 Mile Challenge.” Walk, run, or roll the distance you choose, from wherever you are. Let us know your progress through our daily mile tracker on SUDC.org and show your participation on social media. Get your network involved by creating a Facebook Fundraiser hereOne mile can make a difference! One community. One thousand miles. One common goal.

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. You can also download our SUDC Awareness Month Poster

Thank you!