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If you have images of babies on your website/blog or in ads, commit to always showing them in a Safe Sleep environment and become one of our Safe Sleep Guardians.   

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Shenae Grimes-Beech Discusses Safe Sleep for Babies

How You Can Help Us

Baby Safety Month & SIDS Awareness Month

This September and October we will be asking retailers, restaurants and vendors to help us spread the word about the Safe Sleep Guidelines and how they save babies lives. It’s also a way to help build awareness of First Candle and the work we’re doing – from education to bereavement support.

We need your help. Simply print out the Point of Sale Participation Form and the Retailer Participation form below and take it to stores, restaurants and gyms in your community and ask if they will help.

Include in the letter your story- why is this important to you? Businesses want to support their customers when it has special meaning to them.

If you want to host a fundraiser for First Candle there are easy ways to do it – simply click here.

Need help? Feel free to e-mail us at info@firstcandle.org or call us at 203-966-1300 and we’ll be happy to help!

NYC Marathon

We’re so grateful to SIDS dad Doug Wetmore who will be running in the NYC Marathon to raise awareness and money for us. He’ll be running carrying his son’s red shoe  “I’m running in the NYC Marathon to honor and remember my son, Alex, and to raise awareness and funding for sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) through First Candle. Alex was such a sweet and loving baby and he deserved a full life. The 3.5 months he did get were so wonderful. Alex — Daddy, Mommy, and big brother Will miss and love you every second of every day.”
Please consider donating to Doug’s fundraising page here https://www.crowdrise.com/…/cj-first-candle-…/douglaswetmore

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