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

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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

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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 – laura@firstcandle.org 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 – laura@firstcandle.org, 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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October is SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month!

Posted: October 9, 2014 at 10:52 am

Each and every day, in communities across America, expectant moms will feel their baby’s first kick; parents will listen to their newborn’s first cry; and families will celebrate the birthday…

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FINAL Advocacy Efforts for S2746 – Your help is needed now!

Posted: September 24, 2014 at 2:14 pm

UPDATE: YOUR SENATORS ARE NOW IN THEIR HOME STATE OFFICES UNTIL THE SECOND WEEK OF NOVEMBER! This is the perfect time to call and/or meet with them! Our thanks to…

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Senate Bill 2746 – Contact your Senators now!

Posted: September 15, 2014 at 10:23 am

Your help is needed TODAY! It is time to let your Senator know you want him/her to co-sponsor Senate Bill 2746, The Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act….

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Stillbirth and Obesity: Know the Dangers

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 10:45 am

Obesity has been found to be the single most important factor in stillbirths.

Maternal obesity is a known risk factor for fetal death, as well as for pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes. However, a recent Drexel University study suggests that obesity is…

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