Since 2008 we have been working to give comfort to families when it is needed most, education to those who can potentially reduce a child’s risk of a sudden death, and hope for an answer where there currently is no explanation.
Fighting SIDS in SD
Connection. comfort. Hope.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the fight against SIDS (and other sleep-related infant deaths) in South Dakota.
For those grieving the loss of an infant, you are not alone! Many bereaved parents find their greatest source of comfort and healing is connection with others who have experienced a similar loss. We strive to help families make those valuable connections with other SIDS families.
Connection is also valuable to our goal of SIDS prevention. Connecting those who care for babies with the resources, education, and motivation they need to provide infants with safe-sleep environments is essential to reducing the incidence of sudden infant deaths.
In addition to building connection in the SIDS community, we work to provide grief support for those South Dakota families who have experienced the unexpected loss of a baby. We offer comfort to grieving hearts through a care package of items that can give a starting point to the long road of healing.
Finally, we aim to foster hope. Hope for meaningful healing of grief and a return to feelings of peace and joy, even in the midst of the deep sorrow of losing a child. Hope, that by SIDS education and awareness we can reduce the number of SIDS deaths that occur. And hope, that by contributing to the efforts of SIDS-related research we can come to understand the underlying cause(s) and prevent those deaths from occurring entirely.
What We've Achieved
- We have provided care packages for nearly 100 South Dakota families who have experienced the unexpected loss of an infant.
- We have provided opportunities for bereaved families to connect with one another through our Run for Their Lives events, through social media, and by personal contacts.
- More than $14,000 has been donated to the CJ Foundation to support the fight against SIDS at a national level.
- More than $10,000 has been donated to the Sanford Foundation in support of the local Safe PASSage infant mortality research.