SUDC Awareness Month

Thank you for Supporting SUDC Awareness Month 2023!

SUDC Awareness Month 2023 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 600 free awareness kits to our supporters all over the world to help mark the month.
  • SUDC Awareness Month was honored through 43 U.S. state proclamations and 72 illuminated landmarks. 
  • 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. 
  • Our supporters walked, ran, rolled and rode over 15,000 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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March is SUDC Awareness Month!

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 2024 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, 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.

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

Strides for SUDC Awareness

Join us for this year’s 20,000 mile Strides for SUDC Awareness Challenge. Walk, run, or roll your chosen distance from anywhere. Track your progress on SUDC.org’s daily mile tracker. Share on social media and tag the SUDC Foundation.

SUDC Community Fundraising Challenge

Take the Challenge to drive impactful change by helping us raise $50,000. Consider some of our Fundraising Ideas by hosting a Facebook Fundraiser, Challenge Walk, or Bonfire T-Shirt Campaign. Partner with your employer for a workplace giving and/or Workplace Color Challenge Day (wear blue and yellow, the SUDC Foundation’s official colors). For details, email [email protected].

One Community. One Common Goal. Together, give the gift of hope and support.

Kick Off Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve Challenge Week

Kick off SUDC Awareness Month by wearing an SUDC Foundation bracelet, branded apparel, or other memorabilia to show your support. Share your photos on social media and tag the #SUDCFoundation.

We are stronger together!

Shine a Light on SUDC Challenge Week

Be the Voice and take the challenge to spread the word about SUDC Awareness Month:

… and don’t forget to share the SUDC Daily Fact of the Day on social media every day.For more information, please email: Ghazala Siddiqui, LPN, Community Education & Outreach Coordinator.

Self-Care Challenge Week

Join the Self-Care Challenge! Play the Self-Care Bingo Game, share your progress on social media, and tag the #SUDCFoundation.

Self-care isn’t selfish. It’s essential!

Empowerment Challenge Week: Empower. Connect. Support. Learn.

Join us for a dynamic week of virtual trainings to insightful webinars. Immerse yourself in advocacy, research, and the power of peer connection.

Join us for our inaugural SUDC Foundation Town Hall Meeting on Monday, March 18th at 8 pm EDT.
 
This will be a unique virtual opportunity to meet our Board of Directors and our Team members. During this open forum, we’ll reflect on our successes from 2023, provide updates on current projects, and discuss our strategic initiatives for the future. It’s a chance to come together, share perspectives, and collaborate towards our common goals. Click HERE to register.
 
We look forward to having you join us!

Random Acts of Kindness Challenge Week

Close out the month and remember the precious lives lost to SUDC. Participate in the Random Acts of Kindness Challenge by performing a random act of kindness each day for 7 days. Share your acts of kindness on social media, tagging the #SUDC Foundation.

Together, let’s make a meaningful difference and keep the memory of each SUDC child alive  through acts of generosity, love and kindness.

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Stride for SUDC Awareness

Sunday, March 26

Strides for SUDC Awareness is back and bigger than ever!

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. 

Interested in hosting a team? Email [email protected] for more info.

Submit Your Miles Below:

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Strides for SUDC 2022 Leaderboard

Adult Leaders

1. Travis Behm

751 miles

2. Kimberley Shepherd

635 miles

3. David Gulliver

470 miles

Child Leaders

1. Brandon Richardson

83 miles

2. Alivia Covington

80 miles

3. Sophia Rogers-Smalley

26 miles

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!

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