SUDC Foundation

SUDC Foundation News Room Archive and Profile

The SUDC Foundation is dedicated to increasing awareness of sudden unexpected deaths in childhood, funding crucial research into the causes and prevention of SUDC, and advocating for the needs of families affected by these tragedies.

The SUDC Foundation is the only organization devoted solely to the needs of families and professionals touched by unexplained death in childhood. Since its creation in 2001, formerly as the SUDC Program, it has granted approximately 1.2 million dollars in support and research grants and continues to work toward its mission of a future free from SUDC. Today, it serves over 700 families worldwide and that number continues to grow.

Engage with SUDC Foundation

Learn more online at: http://sudc.org/

Follow:  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  YouTube

RSS News Feed for SUDC Foundation

Press Releases from SUDC Foundation :

SUDC Supports Neuropathology Research Fellowship

Moss Pieratt Foundation support from SUDC Foundation

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With a $120,000 commitment, the SUDC Foundation is excited to announce the support of “The Moss Pieratt Foundation Memorial Neuropathology Fellowship” at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Neuropathology is the study of disease of nervous system, which includes the brain and is crucial to our better understanding of Sudden Unexplained Death in Children (SUDC). To date, there are no comprehensive brain studies on victims of SUDC.

Laura Gould Crandall, Executive Director of SUDC Foundation Named 2016 Honoree of the NYU Langone Medical Center’s FACES Gala

SUDC Foundation

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On March 7, 2016, Laura Gould Crandall, Executive Director of the SUDC Foundation and 2016 FACES Gala Honoree, actor and film producer Harrison Ford, and esteemed medical professionals will attend an exclusive evening at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers featuring dinner and both a live and silent auction to benefit the mission of FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) and NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

State of Louisiana proclaims March as Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) Awareness Month

SUDC Foundation

BATON ROUGE, La., March 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The SUDC Foundation celebrates Governor Bobby Jindal’s proclamation recognizing March as Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) Awareness month in the State of Louisiana. This proclamation is the first of its kind in the southern United States recognizing SUDC.

Bereaved families receive special Holiday gift as President Obama enacts legislation to combat sudden death in children

SUDC Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The SUDC Foundation celebrates the legislation signed into law today by President Obama which is deeply personal to all those who have lost a child to Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death or Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). ‘This is the best Christmas gift ever,’ said Laura Crandall to President Obama at the bill signing today in the White House.

Families Overjoyed as the U.S. House of Representatives passes the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act (S.2746/H.R.669)

SUDC Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘After six years in Congress, I am overwhelmed with the bill’s passage,’ said Laura Crandall, SUDC Foundation President and mother of Maria who died inexplicably at the age of 15 months. ‘This legislation marks the first time our federal government even recognizes the existence of sudden unexplained deaths of children after their first birthday. I am proud of our government today.’

The SUDC Foundation commends the Senate’s passage of the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act

SUDC Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the SUDC Foundation, every year approximately 30,000 families in the U.S. are affected by Stillbirth, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death or Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). SUDC is defined as the sudden death of a child greater than 1 year of age that remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the child’s medical history.