Monday, June 30, 2008

We Made the Front Page of the Post!

Infant's death shows gaps in care licensing

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Leslie Lutz and her sister Louise Tesson had a way with small children.

Every weekday about 7 a.m., parents toting infant carriers and diaper bags arrived at Lutz's tidy ranch house in a subdivision near Arnold. Tesson gave the little ones pet names such as Crunch 'n' Munch and Little Cracker Jacker. And Lutz was generous with parenting tips.


Monday, June 23, 2008

Senator Obama introduces the Preventing Stillbirth and SUID Act of 2008

First Candle is pleased to announce its full support of the Preventing Stillbirth and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Act of 2008 which was introduced on Tuesday, June 17th by U.S. Senator Barack Obama of Illinois. The bill would establish a national stillbirth and SUID registry and promote prevention and risk reduction activities nationwide.

Each year, more than 25,000 women in the United States experience a stillbirth and approximately 4,500 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly. First Candle, a leading health organization dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first year of life, has served as a lead advisor to Senator Obama in crafting the bill.

First Candle urges you to write to your Senators and encourage them to join Senator Obama by adding their name as cosponsor of this important legislation.
Additionally, we also invite you to support H.R. 5979, the Stillbirth Awareness and Research Act of 2008, introduced by Congressman Peter King of New York.

To learn more today about these groundbreaking bills visit Thank you for your support in the belief that every baby should live.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Strides for SIDS 2008!

This first annual Strides for SIDS was a great success! We had wonderful weather, and a great turnout! Thank you to those who participated, volunteered, and donated your time or helped out financially. Next year is going to be even better! Here are a few pics from the event:
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