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Fighting Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Hundreds of people showed up to remember children they've lost and to celebrate their memory. Including Liz Montgomery the Executive Director of the Inland NW SIDS Foundation. She got involved after losing her son Mason who would be eleven in November.

A huge part of Sunday's event was educating parents about safe sleeping practices for infants.  For example, infants should be on their backs and not have anything in the crib with them while they sleep. The SIDS Foundation hopes that by educating parents we can eliminate SIDS, so parents never have to go through losing a child. 

Liz Montgomery says we have at least thirty families in Spokane and Coeur D'Alene who have lost children because of SIDS. At Sunday's event more than 400 people signed up for the 5k run/walk.  There was also a silent auction and a time of remembrance for families.
Many people wore shirts with photos of the babies that passed away much too soon. It's a loss that no one expects to happen.


This was the second year for the run for Angela in Coeur D'Alene. If you want more information,  the SIDS Foundation holds free classes every month to educate parents.

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