Founded in the 1960s as the national SIDS Foundation, it later became known as First Candle in 2002 reflecting its broader mission and hope for the future. First Candle values every baby because every baby deserves a first birthday. Values
First Candle believes that success in saving babies’ lives will be enhanced through strategic partnerships, collaboration and coalition-building.
Our mission is to promote safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through their first years of life. This is accomplished in a variety of ways, including programs of research, education and advocacy. By discovering new ways to help lengthen a babies life we can improve our chances to finding a cure. Even though organizing fundraisers is arduously difficult it is worth it if you save just one life. Mission
In order to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) we need funding to pay for the various medical equipment to hopefully find a cure. It is still not certain what causes babies to die so suddenly, but with the funding and charities we can negatewhatever abnormality goes on in them and find the cure. We also need people to be proactive in the search for a cure. inputs
Saved lives. A chance to be a parent. Were not just a organization that strives to find a cure but also help you through your grieving process with our grief counselors. outputs
Many parents don’t know that their new born is in danger. October is SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and First Candle is joining forces with individuals, local and national member organizations, as well as corporate and retail partners to increase awareness about these tragic causes of infant death. First Candle teaches parents about the dangers of stillbirth. Every community needs to know what they should do to prevent this from happening to them. Community Need and problem
First Candle has to plan new ways to inform expecting parents about the dangers of SIDS. First Candle has to explain to institutions why they should be funded. Trying to find astute ways to make SIDS widely known is not easy. how does this link to critical thinking?
The Just Thinking Foundation just wants young people to live healthy, responsible lives and it would also help if they knew what SIDS is. Its no surprise that young teens are becoming parents, and who will tell them about the risks of SIDS if their parents don’t know. That’s why JTF and First Candle can help young teens to never have to experience their newborn dying. Just Think Foundation
Visit the website for more info at www.firstcandle.org Make donations Each year, individuals and families from across the country host special events to benefit First Candle. From walk-a-thons and golf tournaments to banquets and benefit concerts, events are key in supporting our work. How to get involved