Safe Sleep Fund
Memorial Health Foundation and Memorial Health System are working together to keep babies as safe as possible in their sleep environment. Since 1998, the Cribs for Kids program has been lowering the number of babies dying of accidental, sleep-related deaths that are due to unsafe environments. Every year in the U.S. there are over 3,500 infant sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation, strangulation or undetermined causes during sleep. The Foundation and Health System are partnering with Cribs for Kids to prevent these deaths by educating parents and caregivers about the importance of practicing safe sleep for infants. In addition, they are providing Graco Pack-n-Play portable cribs and a HALO Sleepsack wearable blanket to families who cannot afford a safe place for their sleeping babies.
A donation of $50 to the Foundation’s Safe Sleep Fund will buy a pack-n-play portable crib and larger donations will enable us to also provide local families with a sleepsack wearable blanket. These donations will benefit families that deliver at Memorial Health System’s Birthing Center. For more information on the Cribs for Kids national program go to www.cribsforkids.org.