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Increasing awareness of SIDS | FOX61 Student News

SIDS, accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed remains the leading cause of death in infants.

WILTON, Conn. — Story by Griffin Casey

October was Sudden Infant Death awareness month. 

SIDS and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed remains the leading cause of death in infants.

More than 300 babies die every month, a death that can be prevented according to First Candle, a nonprofit organization. The group works with all caretakers and community members to teach skills to prevent SIDS. 

Wilton High students organized a 5K race in which all proceeds will support First Candle. 

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By raising awareness and educating others, we can save babies and prevent families from a loss of a loved one.  

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