American SIDS Institute is Chosen by American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) as Charity of the Year

Published: Sep 11, 2018

NAPLES, Florida, September 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) has chosen the American Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Institute as their charity of the year. They will help bring awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) to AFCA members.

The president of AFCA, Bill Cronin, became aware of the devastating impact that a sudden infant death can have on parents. A prior player and good friend lost an infant to SIDS. Mr. Cronin realized that AFCA could be a force in bringing awareness to parents around the country.

SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths take the lives of about 4,000 infants each year in the US. In a typical situation, parents wake up to find the baby they thought was in good health and sleeping has actually died. There is no greater tragedy a parent can face. The American SIDS Institute [http://sids.org ] is an internationally recognized leader in SIDS research, awareness and prevention. The organization was established in 1983 as a nonprofit organization.

The partnership with the AFCA will deliver the message to thousands of young parents that safe infant sleep can prevent many infant deaths. Babies should be placed in uncluttered cribs on their backs to sleep and should never sleep with parents in beds or chairs, or on a couch.

The American SIDS Institute will work with coaches around the country to promote safe infant sleep and other risk reduction techniques. This will be an excellent way to get the message to the 10,000 members of the AFCA, their players and thousands of fans.

Dr. McEntire, CEO of the American SIDS Institute, believes that this partnership with the AFCA can save lives of precious babies across the US. For further information about SIDS go to http://www.sids.org.

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SOURCE American SIDS Institute

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