Support Safe Sleep Initiatives on 5/3/16 with #iGiveLocal NYC!

Posted: May 2, 2016 at 8:18 am

Dear Supporters, On May 3, 2016, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59:59pm, First Candle is participating in Give Local, a community wide event celebrating nonprofits. During this 24-hour crowdfunding event we…

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A Note from our CEO . . .

Posted: April 16, 2016 at 6:17 pm

On April 12th 1997 my little angel Connor was born and it was the most miraculous day I’ve ever experienced.   On August 5th of that same year he died of Sudden Infant…

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AMCHP Annual Conference

Posted: April 8, 2016 at 5:40 pm

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) held their annual conference from April 6-9, 2016 in Washington, DC. AMCHP is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public…

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Posted: March 31, 2016 at 9:32 am

The feelings mothers have following the death of their child are complex and profound. They are very often experienced in silence and isolation. We want to understand your experience. We are…

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Colgate Creates New “Retro Posh” Crib Mattress to Help Support SIDS Research

Posted: March 29, 2016 at 11:00 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Colgate Creates New “Retro Posh” Crib Mattress to Help Support SIDS Research Proceeds will go to First Candle programs dedicated to promoting infant safe sleep among 80,000…

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Breaking the Silence and Stigma Surrounding Stillborn Births

Posted: March 28, 2016 at 10:32 am

By The Kelly Ryan Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing burial costs to CT families grieving pregnancy or infant loss.  She had a pink nursery all set up for her. She…

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7 Ways to Deal With Grief and Celebrate Life On Easter

Posted: March 25, 2016 at 4:34 pm

By Gloria Horsley, Psychotherapist, Grief Expert. Do you feel ambivalent about the upcoming Easter holiday? If so, you are not alone.  A friend recently told me that she wasn’t looking forward to…

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6 Safety Standards for Infant Sleep Zones

Posted: March 14, 2016 at 6:58 am

PREVENTION & TREATMENT With the myriad of precautions new parents must research and put into practice, the first place to start is in the crib. Safeguarding your infant’s sleep space is…

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In just 30 seconds you can join us in the fight against SIDS!

Posted: March 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm

This Year, Make a Bracket that Makes a Difference! We’re excited to announce our participation in Brackets4Life this March Madness! Brackets4Life applies the energy of March Madness to take steps…

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