Vaccines and SIDS

Posted: March 27, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Side effects of childhood vaccines are extremely rare

It is recommended that babies receive several vaccines before they reach six months of age. This period in an infant’s life, however, is also a time when the majority of…

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NIH announces $41.5 million in funding for the Human Placenta Project

Posted: March 4, 2015 at 11:58 am

The National Institutes of Health has committed $41.5 million for an initiative that will help  researchers understand and monitor the development of the human placenta during pregnancy. With the ultimate…

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We Need Your Help With an Important Stillbirth Study

Posted: February 19, 2015 at 9:27 am

The International Stillbirth Alliance and Mater Research are undertaking an international study to reduce stillbirth and improve care for families who experience this devastating event. They have developed two surveys: 1. For parents who…

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Earnshaw Magazine Promotes Safe Sleep and First Candle

Posted: December 22, 2014 at 6:29 pm

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Thanks to everyone at Earnshaw Magazine for devoting a whole page to promoting First Candle’s Safe Sleep Programs this month. We are grateful for your support!  

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A Victory for S.2746/H.B.669 – President Obama Signed this Bill into Law Today!

Posted: December 18, 2014 at 7:38 pm

After six long years, The Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act was signed into law! Our heartfelt appreciation to all of our loyal constituents, friends and donors for…

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AmazonSmile: Does it help First Candle?

Posted: December 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm


AmazonSmile. It regularly comes up in our fundraising meetings. I know Amazon loves bragging about it. But does it help what First Candle / Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance Inc is…

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Help First Candle Reach its $25,000 Goal to Promote Day Care Safety

Posted: December 1, 2014 at 4:57 pm

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First Candle’s Year End Campaign: Safe Sleep Saves Lives: Educating Day Care Providers Donate Today and We Will Double Your Impact! Dear friends, Heather and her sister Joanne were having…

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SIDS Researchers Report New Findings

Posted: November 24, 2014 at 6:54 pm


Hannah Kinney, M.D. and her colleagues at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found another potential link between a brain abnormality and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The…

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First Candle’s Charity Gala Press Release

Posted: November 3, 2014 at 12:45 pm

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For Immediate Release Contact: Laura Reno – 313.268.5298 First Candle’s Charity Gala surpasses goals and celebrates the accomplishments of juvenile product manufacturers, retailers, and parents working to educate families with the…

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First Candle Hosts Charity Gala on October 22nd at Guastavino’s in New York City

Posted: October 16, 2014 at 9:39 pm

For Immediate Release Contact: Laura Reno –, 313.268.5298 First Candle Hosts Charity Gala on October 22nd at Guastavino’s in New York City Proceeds to benefit Sudden Infant Death Syndrome…

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