SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is the number one killer of babies in America. This article was designed to help raise awareness and educate people of this terrible occurrence so that many lives will be saved. Every year an event takes place that gathers people from all over the country to show their support for the research, and help to enlighten people as to this silent killer and its victims. The event is called ‘Spring for SIDS’.
Spring for SIDS: Overview
To give you a better insight as to what we are trying to accomplish with this event I will explain it further so you can decide if you would like to joins the hundreds of thousands of people that will be raising awareness and promoting proper education where SIDS is concerned.
After making a small $5 donation to the SIDS cause, you are then given a sticker. On April 8th, you then wear your cutest spring outfit and display your sticker proudly. This will often open the doors of communication to those around you. No matter the avenue that is opened- whether it is about your attire or the sticker you can take that opportunity to explain a little about the cause and the victims that die each and every year.
The following is from the American SIDS Institute:
“Volunteer today to be a Spring-for-SIDS Captain at your company. A kit will be provided to all Captains, including posters, stickers, donation cards and sign-up sheets – everything you need to coordinate the event where you work. Everyone at your company will have fun and will feel good about being part of this effort to end SIDS. To learn more about Spring-for-SIDS, or to volunteer, go to www.springforsids.org”
Spring for SIDS: Other Ways to Help
Please go to the website located in the link portion of this article to find out more information on this Institute and event. There is so much valuable data that can help spread the word. If you feel that there is more you can do and want to help in other ways here are a few more avenues in which you can make a difference:
- Make a monetary donation- online, check or money order
- Hold a benefit or fundraiser in your community- to set it up call: 1-800-232-7437 and ask for the Director of Development.
- Donate Stock- If you would like information about stock donations or planned giving call 1-800-232-7437.
- SHOP and Help Fight SIDS- by shopping online at this site, you can know that the money you spend is going to research to help find ways to stop this heart breaking problem. http://sids.org/nshopandfight.htm
Spring for SIDS: Conclusion
Regardless the way you choose to help please find comfort in knowing that you are helping to make a difference. Join us for the Spring for SIDS event across America and let’s raise awareness and promote education for this cause.