SUDC Family Day 2020

You’re Invited!

The SUDC Foundation invites all registered families to join us at SUDC Family Day 2020!

It’s a day to connect with other families from across the globe!

When: September 26, 2020

Where: Morning Online Activities 9AM ET to Noon ET: Join from your computer from wherever you are! Sessions will be recorded to enable access for those in time zones across the world.

Afternoon Activities (Local Time Zone): Where permitted, we will help bring together registered families for a local family gathering (picnic or similar)

Family Day 2020 at a Glance


Guest Speaker

Family Sharing Time

Guest Speaker – Fun for the Kids

Parent Panel – Handling the Holidays

Conclusion of Morning Activities

Afternoon Local Families’ Gathering (Where Possible)


Your registration includes an SUDC Family Day kit which will be mailed to you in advance and will hold everything you need to enjoy the day with your SUDC Community!

This includes: A family craft, name tags, schedule of the day, information on your local gathering (if occurring) and membership in the SUDC Foundation Family Day Facebook group.

Registration will close by August 21 so don’t miss out!

SUDC Family Day 2020 T-shirts are now available!

Get yours at the link below and wear them as we connect from all over the globe on September 26th!

Sponsorship Opportunities

The SUDC Foundation is offering a limited number of sponsorships to help offset costs associated with hosting Family Day 2020. If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring Family Day 2020, please contact Director of Development, Elizabeth Milliken at


Premier SponsorshipGenerously supported by the Vivienne’s Joy Foundation.

Enable hope and provide a day of joy for families affected by SUDC. The SUDC Family Day creates a place for families to connect with one another from across the globe! A day filled with educational sessions specifically designed for bereaved families and picnic style gatherings is offered free of charge to all registrants

Funding Need: $5,000.00


Local Family Gatherings

SUDC Families will be encouraged to gather in small local groups as permitted by guidelines set forth within their own communities. The SUDC Foundation will provide funds toward a picnic style lunch and beverages.

Funding Need: $3,500.00 (7 $500 sponsorship’s available)


SUDC Welcome Kit and CraftGenerously supported by the Alexander Michael Dodson Memorial Fund.

A unique craft experience and welcome bag especially designed for SUDC Families. Each family will be provided a welcome bag filled with needs for the day including a craft kit to complete prior to Family Day. During the morning break families will be invited to share the craft lovingly made in memory of their SUDC child.

Funding Need: $1,500


Keynote Speaker: Janette Mare

Jeannette is known locally as “the kindness lady”. She is a communication scholar, currently pursuing her PhD, who has been teaching kindness for over 20 years. Her world changed drastically after the sudden death of her son in 2002.Using humor and storytelling, Jeannette will share her experiences with kindness and grief and how we can work together to make our relationships stronger and more connected by improving our kind communication skills.

Funding Need: $1,500.00


Children’s Therapeutic ActivitiesGenerously supported by the Lily Jo Memorial Fund and the Baranello Family.

Children and teens grieve differently than adults. Children who are participating Family Day with their parents will have the opportunity to participate and engage with one another in their own an age appropriate Saturday morning activity led by a professional educator.

Funding Need: $1000.00


Adult Yoga SessionsGenerously supported by the Caffrey Family.

Awaken your soul with light exercise for a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses as you witness the beautiful sunrise from your own location. The class will help develop inner awareness and focus attention on the body’s abilities at the present moment.

Funding Need: $250.00