What is Shaken Baby Syndrome?

Each year in the United States alone, medical treatment is sought for an estimated 1,400-1,600 babies who have been shaken. Don’t let your child become just another statistic! Tell everyone who cares for your child “Never shake a baby!”

Thursday, August 12, 2010

5th Annual Shaken Baby Syndrome Candlelight Vigil

As you can see above we have received the MUCH awaited information regarding the partnering with Disney World for the 5th Annual Shaken Baby Syndrome Candlelight Vigil. Very exciting news for us, as originally thought it would be at Universal Studios but are truly working towards an experience for our victim families and our families with survivors of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Why the vigil?
The mission of the Annual Candlelight Vigil is to bring together families with shared circumstances and raise awareness about Shaken Baby Syndrome. During the vigil, the Candlelight volunteers hope to provide a broad range of information and assistance to families of those affected by Shaken Baby Syndrome. The vigil provides a unique opportunity for families of SBS victims and survivors to come together and share their experience and their knowledge. Information regarding medical treatment and therapy assistance, as well as information on how to handle grief will be available to all who attend. The Candlelight Vigil also works to establish a support system for families of SBS victims and survivors. By linking families together who have shared this traumatic experience, we can help each other to learn, to grow, and to prevent this from happening to other innocent children.

How can you help?

We are reaching out to all of our families to help us make the 5th year the best year! Some of our guest speakers include: Darryl Gibbs (father to Cynthia Gibbs), Scott Juceam (father to Hannah Rose Juceam) and many MANY more! To celebrate the 5th year, we have chosen such an amazing location to bring the families together to celebrate the the lives of our survivors, and to honor our victims.

On our website (Click Here) you will find an array of ways to contribute. You can purchase merchandise, some of which can be personalized with your child's name on it, contribute using the chip in widget on our donate page, or get in contact with our Event Coordinator "Mama Kim" at kim@sbssupportnetwork.com to see how you can host a fundraiser to assist. This is definitley something we can not make happen alone. Our goal is to provide funding for 100 families to attend this year.

What happens if our funds raised do not meet the cost to host it at Disney?

There will be another venue chosen. Truly we hope you will work with us to meet our goals and make dreams come true.

As always I would like to thank all of our families and supporters for coming to us for support in the most delicate time of their lives, and for the supporters who stand by us and help us raise awareness that this 100% preventable tragedy does not discriminate, and YOU have the POWER to change the current statistics.

Please find it in your heart to donate. No donation is too small. You can even donate just $1 and vote for a child to be on our race car and have a race sponsored in their name.

All donations are accepted via paypal, using the donation widget below. Don't have a paypal account, but have a credit or debit card? Use the Chip In Widget on our donate page, and once you click "Chip In" on the left side click continue using with a credit or debit card instead of signing into paypal. Even better news! Don't like to put your information in online? Send in your donation today made out to: Shaken Baby Syndrome Support Network to PO BOX 21693 Little Rock AR 72221.

Below you will find our sponsorship packages. Sponsorship packages (**Excluding the Bronze Package) include your business or childs name on ALL marketing materials, including but not limited to banners, tshirts, brochures, website, and all of our educational materials.

My Contribution

Thank you again for your outpouring support and love for the organization and the families associated. Together we are ALL making a BIG difference.

Thank you,

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