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!

Strides for SUDC,
10,000-mile Challenge

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 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 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.

Show your support on Facebook by changing your cover photo: Click here to download the image!

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.

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.

Spread the word about SUDC Awareness month and educate someone new with our SUDC Fact Sheet and our new SUDC FAQ Brochure. Share your participation 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.
Families, professionals, and communities are affected by SUDC in countless ways. Join us this week in sharing why SUDC awareness is important to you on social media, using #SUDCAwareness. Connect with another SUDC family.
Empower. Connect. Support. Learn. Join us for a series of virtual trainings and webinars focused on advocacy, research and the power of peer support.
Proclamations Declared
Landmarks Illuminated

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:

Strides for SUDC,
10,000-mile Challenge

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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