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!”

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

-Light the Sky- 5th Annual Shaken Baby Syndrome Candlelight Vigil

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Shaken Baby Syndrome Support Network. As a way to bring in the Holidays, and the joy of this time of year, we are announcing all of the information surrounding the 5th Annual Shaken Baby Syndrome Candlelight Vigil. If you would like to give the best gift this Holiday Season, that can continue for many years to come, sponsor a family to attend this event to form the steps for the forever grieving hearts the families bear 365 days a year..

Contact Rachel at rachel@sbssupportnetwork.com to make this happen. We currently have families preparing to sign up for this year. Give the gift that continues to give this Holiday Season for many years to come!

5th Annual
Shaken Baby Syndrome Candlelight Vigil
Sarasota, Florida

You are cordially invited to the 5th Annual Shaken Baby Syndrome Candlelight Vigil in Sarasota Florida, April 15, 2011 7:00p.m. Suncoast Family Life Center, 8000 Hawkins Rd, Sarasota Florida 34241. This year we are gathering the top advocates in Child Abuse and Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention to speak to the families affected and the general public to bring attention to the severity and increasing cases of Shaken Baby Syndrome in our nation today.

On April 15, 2011, SBS Survivors and Victims families will fly in from across the globe to attend this event.

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.

We, the Shaken Baby Syndrome Support Network Inc. are asking you to empower victim and survivor families and sponsor a family waiting to attend or donate items needed to ensure this vigil is a great success. Together we can help families dealing with extreme life changing events to comfort their hearts so they can maintain a life unforeseeable after the tragedy of Shaken Baby Syndrome has come forth in their lives.

Registration and Sponsorship forms are available for you by emailing permission@sbssupportnetwork.com and please visit our website for additional information. http://www.shakenbabysupport.com

We thank you for your support, and please call with any questions or additional information at 877.571.4675 or email rachel@sbssupportnetwork.com

Applying for Scholarship:

The Scholarship for travel sponsorship is for families affected by Shaken Baby Syndrome. You are provided with 1 plane ticket per family. If you were sponsored to attend the vigil the immediate previous year, you would not be eligible for funding for a minimum of 2 years to allow families who continue to wait on our revolving list.
The way the process is expedited is a first come first serve process. We carry over names each year, but you will be advised when you inquire as to what number on the most current list your standing is. You can inquire at any time via the contact us page at http://www.shakenbabysupport.com

Once your in position on the list for a scholarship, you will be contacted directly by Rachel to make arrangements and give you information.

This event is solely funded by the sales of t-shirts to go on sale starting February 1, 2011. You can help us make this event a success and secure your position by the sale of t-shirts to raise awareness all across the Globe.

To sign up for a scholarship to attend the 2011 Vigil in Sarasota Florida, you will need to submit the following information to: permission@sbssupportnetwork.com

Your Full Name:
Mailing Address:
Phone Number:
Email Address:
Child Affected by SBS Full Name:
Victim or Survivor:
Relationship to Child:
Best Time to Contact You:

What is provided? 1 airline ticket is provided per SBS family. You can decide between you who you choose to attend. Once the decision is made, you will need to get in contact with Rachel directly at Rachel@sbssupportnetwork.com for other arrangements.

Events include:
Potluck dinner – 7pm Thursday April 14th, 2011 (6137 Approach Rd, Sarasota FL 34238)
Vigil – 7pm Friday April 15th, 2011
Saturday – Beach BBQ! All Family, Friends, and Supporters Invited!

Local Hotels:
*Please note, no prior arrangements are being made to “block” rooms for this event as the suggested attendance is unknown*
Country Inn and Suites
5730 Gantt Road
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 925-0631

Comfort Inn
5778 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL 34238
(941) 921-7750

Hilton Garden Inn
8270 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 552-1100

Local Airports:
Tampa International Airport
Sarasota International Airport
*Please note, transportation is provided for this event, and to and from the airport, but please contact Rachel prior.


5th Annual Shaken Baby Syndrome Candlelight Vigil
April 15, 2011 7:00p.m.

Location: Suncoast Family Life Center 8000 Hawkins Rd. Sarasota Florida 34241


Platinum Sponsor $2,000 5 Surviving Families to attend sponsored by you.Recognition of Platinum SponsorFull page in Event ProgramFront Stage Banner Placement at EventLogo on all t-shirts sold internationally.Logo in all advertisement tv/news/newspaper
Gold Sponsor $1,500 10 rooms for family hospitality sponsored by you.Advertisement on our website and all social sites.Logo on Event Banner at Event.Logo on all t-shirts sold internationally.Logo in all advertisement tv/news/newspaper
Silver Sponsor $1,000 Sponsored by you, transportation to and from airport and event for the families.Logo on Event Banner at Event.Logo on all t-shirts sold internationally.
Bronze Sponsor $500 Round trip flight for an SBS Family Member to attend.Transportation, meals, and t-shirt included.Logo on Event Banner at EventLogo on all t-shirts sold internationally.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities Available: Entertainment/Beverage Service/Catering/Desserts/Banners/Flyers/Printing Services/T-Shirts/Event Favors
Unable to attend, but I do want to help” Enclosed is a contribution of $_______________

Level of Sponsorship: ________________________________________________________
Name__________________________________ Title_______________________________
Phone Number____________________________________________
Fax Number ______________________________________________
Email Address__________________________________________________

Please indicate how you would like your company to be recognized, and email your logo to rachel@sbssupportnetwork.com

Please make checks payable to:
Shaken Baby Syndrome Support Network
PO Box 21693
Little Rock, Arkansas 72221
Phone: (877) 571 4675 / email: rachel@sbssupportnetwork.com

The Shaken Baby Syndrome Support Network is incorporated in the State of Arkansas and is not currently a 501 c 3 organization. The Network is striving to obtain our non-profit status.

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