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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network's
Electronic Newsletter

Reaching Out
Issue 9907
July 25, 1999

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Network Electronic Newsletter 9907
July 25, 1999

SIDS Network Web Site Sponsorship

For the month of July 1999 the SIDS Network web site is sponsored by the Quakertown School District Art Department in loving memory of Haley Morgan Stettler.
http://sids-network.org/stettlergif.htm
For the month of August 1999 the SIDS Network web site is sponsored by Crystal, Terry & Autumn Eubank in loving memory of Gabriel James-David Eubank
http://sids-network.org/eubankgif.htm  

Information about sponsorship of the web site can be found at: http://sids-network.org/your_donation_can_help_the_sids_.htm  

Contents:
1. Latest Research Information Available
2. Local Walk/Runs Raise Awareness, Public Education, with partial proceeds to benefit the SIDS Network, Inc.
3. Card Project Helps Make Appropriate Card For Mother's Day a Reality
4. Contact Legislators to support funding for SIDS Research/Program
5. Selected RECALLS, ALERTS, and NEWS from CPSC
6. Books

1. Latest Research Information Available

The SIDS Network gathers information about specific research and will keep you updated by a direct link on the SIDS Network home page http://sids-network.org and on the "FAQ for Experts and Professionals" page at http://sids-network.org/experts.htm 

Recent news regarding an electronic monitor T-shirt and SIDS can be seen at http://sids-network.org/tshirt.htm 

Recent information from leading SIDS professionals can be found at the "FAQ for Experts and Professionals" page at http://sids-network.org/experts.htm. New articles include:
- Sweating and SIDS; http://sids-network.org/sweating.htm
- Early Days at Day Care and SIDS; http://sids-network.org/daycare.htm
- Hypoventilation and SIDS; http://sids-network.org/hypoventilation.htm  

2. Local Walk/Runs Raise Awareness, Public Education, with partial proceeds to benefit the SIDS Network, Inc.

The second annual Joel Petritz Memorial Walk/Run for SIDS Research will be held on September 11, 1999 at the US High Altitude Sports Center in Butte, Montana, in memory of Joel Edward Petritz;
http://sids-network.org/petritzgif.htm  

The first annual ZACKS WALK--KIDS AGAINST SIDS will be held on October 2, 1999, in Folsom California, in memory of Zackary Shane Herkins;
http://sids-network.org/herkinsgif.htm  

Learn how you can help at:
http://sids-network.org 

3. Card Project Helps Make Appropriate Card For Mother's Day a Reality.

Two years ago, Reny Missos, a SIDS Mom since 1991, set out to remember a SIDS mom on Mother's Day with a card. "I wanted a 'Thinking of you on this Difficult Mother's Day' card. After much running around, I realized that such a card does not exist.

The more I thought about it, I realized that there is a need for such a card. Not only for SIDS moms. Mothers lose their precious children to car accidents and violent crime every day. I imagine Mother's Day is no easier for these moms. Because no appropriate card exists, some moms would probably really feel forgotten on this holiday. I know I feel that some have forgotten my son, and this really hurts, as most of you know."

Reny set out to make this card a reality. Two years later, the card was available to the public. You can read about her successful efforts at:
http://sids-network.org/card.htm 

Please show your appreciation by e-mailing thanks to Reny. Her e-mail address can be found at:
http://sids-network.org/card.htm 

4. Contact Legislators to support funding for SIDS Research/Program

"Over the next several months, the U.S. Congress will be considering legislation that provides Fiscal Year 2000 funding. Once again, we need your active participation to secure full funding for SIDS programs and priorities. This year, the House and Senate are faced with the difficult task of adequately funding domestic programs under severe budget caps created by the 1997 Balanced Budget Act. These caps jeopardize the funding source for programs throughout the public health sector. Your help is needed to push Congress to raise the budget caps and provide adequate funding and support for all public health related programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)." - Steve Scully, Chairman, SIDS Alliance Public Policy Committee

Learn more about how you can help. More information, a sample letter, and Legislator e-mail contact information can be found at:
http://sids-network.org/legalert99.htm  

5. Selected RECALLS, ALERTS, and NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has released the following recalls, alerts, and news. The information can be found at: http://sids-network.org/cpsc.htm  

Recent topics include:

- CPSC, NIKE Announce Recall of NIKE Sport Waterbottles; Release # 99-146; July 20, 1999
- CPSC, Reebok Announce Recall of Children's Side Zip Sneakers; Release # 99-142; July 15, 1999
- CPSC, Playskool Announce Recall to Replace Spillproof Cup Lids; Release # 99-139; July 8, 1999
- CPSC, NHTSA and Cosco Announce Recall of Infant Car Seats/Carriers; Release # 99-138; July 8, 1999
- CPSC, Gerber Announce Recall of LIL' SPORT Spill Proof Sport Bottles; Release # 99-136; July 2, 1999
- CPSC, Gymboree Corp. Announce Recall of Toddler Jeans; Release # 99-133; June 30, 1999

6. Books

Buy books through Amazon.com and support the SIDS Network Many books, videos, and other media can be ordered directly through Amazon.com, the leading Internet source of books. A portion of your sale will directly benefit the SIDS Network if you order items by following links from the SIDS Network web site to the Amazon.com web site. A list of suggested books with links to Amazon.com can be found at: http://sids-network.org/books.htm

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