SIDS Awareness Event In Bloomfield Saturday

The 2nd Annual SIDS Awareness & Fundraising event will be held Saturday June 16th, from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Cheap Charlie’s Restaurant located at 8 Elm. Street, Bloomfield NY. This silent auction will be held in memory of Olivia Jean Whittaker (May 4th, 2005- August 12th, 2005).With over 100 business donations the auction will feature a wide range of items including sports memorabilia, vacation opportunities, decorative photography, and unique gift items. There will also be a chicken BBQ, live entertainment, raffles, fun for the kids and a live auction that will beginning at 6 pm.Monies raised will be donated to the American SIDS Institute to be used for SIDS education, research, parent support and public awareness campaigns. (Last years event raised over $20,000 and had more than 300 people in attendance; all proceeds went directly to the American SIDS Institute.) Founded in 1983, the American SIDS Institute is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of sudden infant death. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the #1 cause of infant death in the U.S. for infants between 1 month and 1 year of age.The American SIDS Institute is committed to comprehensive multidisciplinary research directed at all major SIDS-related problems. With funding for research they will be able to determine the major cause of SIDS, diagnose those infants born with this chronic abnormality, determine the underlying prenatal cause or causes of this abnormality, and identify the most effective prevention and treatment modalities to prevent related infant death. This overall effort will provide the basis of eliminating SIDS as a cause of infant death.“SIDS research has coming a long way but unfortunately at this time there is no cure. With the support of the community our goal is to raise money for SIDS research, awareness and prevention” says JoAnn Torno, auction chairperson.For more information, call JoAnn Torno at 585-657-4132.

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