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  Children’s National Medical Center Receives $20,000 Grant From The CJ Foundation For SIDS
November 8, 2010

Washington, DC — Children’s National Medical Center announced today that it has received a $20,000 grant from the CJ Foundation for SIDS, a leading SIDS research organization. The grant funds education programs for families and child care providers about risk reduction practices for SIDS and other sudden unexpected infant deaths.

“The CJ Foundation for SIDS is proud to support the important work of Children’s National Medical Center through this grant,” said Linda McNeil Tantawi, Executive Director of the CJ Foundation. “We are acutely aware of how important education is in the role of reducing the risk of SIDS and infant death due to unsafe sleep environments. Education is a critical part of our mission and we will continue to support programs and organizations that advocate public awareness.”

Led by Rachel Moon, MD, Children’s National Medical Center is a leading research institution for SIDS. A pediatrician and SIDS researcher, Dr. Moon also chairs the American Academy of Pediatrics’ SIDS Taskforce.

“As a local and national leader in providing safe sleep education to families and child care providers, this work is critically important, particularly as the incidence of accidental suffocation in infants continues to increase,” said Dr. Moon,

The CJ Foundation for SIDS was founded by Joel and Susan Hollander in memory of their daughter, Carly Jenna, who died from SIDS in 1993. Since its inception in 1994, the CJ Foundation has provided millions of dollars towards SIDS research, bereavement support programs, and education and public awareness initiatives throughout the nation, making tremendous strides in its fight to end SIDS.

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