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Can you imagine a world where a new mom or dad doesn’t have to fear the unexpected death of their little one?
Can you imagine a world where every parent and caregiver knows the healthy practices that the best doctors and researchers recommend for safe pregnancies and healthy babies.

At First Candle, that’s the world we imagine and it’s the world we strive for.

Join us to make that world a reality.

How to Help

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Memorial Events and Funds

Start a fund or host an event as a legacy to remember your angel.

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First Birthday Parties

Pledge your baby’s first birthday party to raise funds for First Candle to help other babies reach their first birthday.

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Buy from Our Store

Hospitals, nurseries, and daycares can purchase First Candle safe sleep products for the babies they care for.


First Candle is a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. Current priorities are to eliminate Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) with programs of research, education and advocacy. We also provide compassionate grief support to all those affected by the death of a baby through a dedicated crisis hotline at 800.221.7437.

Find out more

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SIDS and STILLBIRTH INFORMATION

Find out more about Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID). It’s the knowledge that can save lives!

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RESEARCH

Every day, First Candle donors raise money to fund research around the causes and prevention of stillbirth, SIDS and SUID. Furthering research is often the primary focus for families when a baby has died. The sudden, unexpected nature of the death leaves families with more questions than answers when it comes to understanding why their baby died.

This is your portal to learning about the diverse research being funded by First Candle and published in world-renowned medical journals.

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CORPORATE PARTNERS

First Candle partners with companies dedicated to our important mission: promoting safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. Learn more about our current corporate partners and the programs we have created with them:

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If your company isn’t working with us yet, find out how we can create a tailored program that matches your company with a specific life-saving project. Together, we can promote healthy habits with new parents, educate caregivers and save baby’s lives!