BENEFITING: The CJ Foundation for SIDS, Inc.
ORGANIZER: The CJ Foundation for SIDS, Inc.
I'm running the 2017 NYC Marathon on behalf of my great friend Kyra Oliver and in honor of her 4½-month-old son Hayes, who died of SIDS on June 11, 2002. Kyra then founded The Hayes Foundation to provide community programs and to select and support organizations that provide services toward the prevention of and education about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The Hayes Foundation is now part of CJ First Candle.
Each year in the United States, over 4,000 babies die from SIDS and SUID, and over 24,000 babies are delivered stillborn. SIDS is the leading cause of death among babies between 1 month and 1 year of age. 100% of the proceeds from the TCS New York City Marathon Charity Program will benefit their mission of eliminating SIDS, SUID, and Stillbirth through education, advocacy, and research while providing compassionate support to bereaved families.
Support us in our efforts to contribute to a future in which no one experiences the loss of a baby to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).