Every year, 4,000 infants die in the US for no known reason. They stop breathing, and doctors can't explain why. These children are victims of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.?
From now until the end of the year, you can help support research into the root causes of SIDS through 'First Steps for SIDS,' a campaign launched by the American SIDS Institute and the Aaron Matthew SIDS Research Guild. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to visit the campaign website to submit videos of their child taking his or her first steps. For a $5 donation, visitors can vote on their favorite video. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be used to fund SIDS research.
Voting continues through January 1, 2019. On January 15, 2019, the videos that received the most votes will be announced, and the following prizes will be awarded for the most popular videos:
- Grand prize: A trip for the winner and three other people to Disneyland. The package includes four round-trip tickets to Orange County, four Disneyland passes, and two nights at the Anaheim Marriot.
- First place: A Microsoft Surface computer.
- Second place: An Xbox One.
- Third place: An REI co-op bike.
Submit your videos and vote on your favorite at http://www.firststepsforsids.org.