The 14th annual Iowa SIDS Foundation Walk for the Future will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 in eight cities across Iowa. Participants can register on line or request a registration form at www.iowasids.org<http://www.iowasids.org> or by calling 866-480-4741. Participants may also register in person on the day of the walk.
Walk locations across Iowa:
Ankeny Walk— Wagner Park Bandshell, 8:30 am registration-walk begins at 9:30 am.
Cedar Rapids Walk—Noelridge Park Creekside Pavilion, 8:00 am registration-walk begins at 9:00 am.
Grinnell Walk— Ahrens Park, 8:00 am registration-walk begins at 9:00 am.
Mason City Walk—East Park Prairie Playground, 8:30 am registration-walk begins at 9:00 am.
Quad Cities Walk & 5K Run—Crow Creek Park, Run registration 4-7 pm on 8/23 and 7 am on 8/24-run begins at 8:00 am.
**Walk registration begins at 7-8:30 am and the walk begins at 9:00 am.
Sioux City Walk & Fun Run—Bacon Creek Park, Shelter #1, Fun Run registration at 8:30 a.m.-untimed run begins at 9am.
**Walk registration begins at 9:00 am and the Walk begins at 9:30 am.
Washington Walk & 5K Run– Sunset Park, Run registration at 7 am - Run begins at 7:30 am.
**Walk registration begins at 8:30 am and the Walk begins at 9:30 am.
What Cheer Walk– Keokuk County Fairgrounds, 8:30 am registration-walk begins at 9:00 am.
The 2013 walk celebrates fourteen years of walking and fundraising to fight SIDS and SUID in Iowa. The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and SUID while raising funds for the Iowa SIDS Foundation. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of an otherwise healthy infant up to the age of one year.
The annual walk is a family orientated event for SIDS and SUID families to celebrate and remember those babies that were only with us for a very short time, and for community members to show their support.
This year’s walk sponsors include: Modern Woodmen of America, NCMIC, Jeneary Dental, Iowa Speedway, Corporate Farmer, Horizon Home & Farm Improvement, American Family Insurance, LS2 Group, Stairway to the Stars, Mercy Cedar Rapids, Keokuk County Health Center, Grinnell Mutual, Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, P.C., Children’s Dental Center of Mason City, American Bank, Brooks Law Firm, P.C., Dr. Daniel Kaler, European Motorcars, Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Casey’s General Stores, Major Erickson Funeral Home, Medicap Pharmacy-Ankeny, Quality Construction Services, Inc., Skiff Medical Center, Theisen’s Home Farm Auto, and Zany Janie Entertainment.
Media Sponsors include the Quad-City Times, KISSFM, KG95, 93.9 KIA-FM and Super Hits 102.7.
SIDS and Reducing the Risk
While great strides have been made in reducing SIDS deaths, SIDS remains the leading cause of death for infants from one month to one year of age. For more information about the Iowa SIDS Foundation, the annual walk, or the AAP’s safe sleep risk reduction recommendations, visit www.iowasids.org<http://www.iowasids.org> or call the ISF office at 866-480-4741.