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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.
The SUDC Foundation is once again leading efforts to raise awareness of SUDC around the world. 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.
Please see below for a full list of activities and ways you can get involved or click here to download our SUDC Awareness Month 2023 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 Facebook, Twitter 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, 44 U.S. States joined us, with 2 additional state recognitions. This year we are shooting for all 50! You can follow the action here.
Show your support and raise awareness for SUDC by wearing the official SUDC Foundation colors, blue and yellow 💙💛 during Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve Week, which kicks off SUDC Awareness Month. Share a photo with you holding our Show Your Support Sign on social media asking your followers to share and like with the hashtags #SUDCAwareness and #ShineALightOnSUDC, and share your story and tell us why you’re wearing your heart on your sleeve.
Join us for this year’s 50,000-Mile Community Challenge by hosting a team walk on March 26 in your own neighborhood, or by walking, running, or rolling the distance you choose, throughout the month, from wherever you are. Become a fundraiser and share your progress all month long on your personal fundraising page.
Highlight your participation on social media.
One community, one common goal. One mile can make a difference.
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.