Come join us on Saturday June 11th in Atlanta, Georgia for an evening of delicious food, great music, and lots of fun!
Light the Night in Georgia is an evening to raise awareness and support the survival of Georgia’s babies. Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) claims the lives of 3,500 babies every year. Georgia has the 8th highest rate for infant deaths in the U.S. Many of these deaths are preventable by adopting infant safe sleep practices. Monies raised from the event will be used to support First Candle’s community-based programs to educate families and care providers on safe sleep and breastfeeding as well as the organization’s bereavement support program for families who have tragically experienced death of their baby.
We will also be honoring the following people and organizations:
Regal Lager – Founded by Bengt and Luanne Lager 30 years ago, this Kennesaw-based company is a distributor of high-quality baby and children’s products including the Love to Dream swaddles, sleep bags and sleep suits from newborn to toddler. A long-standing supporter of First Candle, Regal Lager is committed to promoting infant safe sleep. They are a sponsor of First Candle’s Straight Talk for Infant Safe Sleep and Let’s Talk! Community Conversations in Georgia which work to educate families and health care professionals on safe sleep and address the racial disparities in the rates of infant deaths in the state.
Nick Chubb – Nick Chubb is the running back for the Cleveland Browns. He played college football at Georgia and was drafted by the Browns in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. In 2018 Nick’s nephew, Junior, died from Sudden Unexpected Infant Death. In 2021 Nick launched his line of cereal, Chubb Crunch, and donated proceeds to First Candle. Nick, his sister Neidra, and his entire family are now committed to educating Georgians on safe sleep and supporting First Candle’s grief program.
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia – Since 1974, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia has been the strongest statewide voice for improved access to healthcare and health outcomes for Georgia’s mothers and babies. HMHBGA is the only organization in Georgia that focuses on the full spectrum of maternal and child health concerns from prematurity to maternal mortality. Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies has partnered with First Candle to bring Let’s Talk! Community Conversations to Georgia.
All proceeds for the event support education programs and bereavement support for families in Georgia.
Tickets start at $100 with sponsorships available. For more information visit https://firstcandle.org/lightthenightga/.