FORE SIDS! is a charitable golf tournament scheduled for July 9,2011 at Bay Hills Golf Course, to raise money for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. SIDS is the medical term for a condition that claims the lives of over 3,000 infants each year. Currently there is no known cause for SIDS.
The proceeds will go to research being conducted by Dr. Hannah Kinney at Children’s Hospital in Boston and to the Nebraska SIDS Foundation. Dr. Kinney, Associate Professor of Pathology at Children’s Hospital in Boston, is currently studying the Serotonin levels in the brain of infants in connection with SIDS. Major strides have been made towards finding a cause, which is why donations to help fund research are vital. The second portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Nebraska SIDS Foundation, which is dedicated to education on the prevention of SIDS, support of families who have suffered the loss of a child to SIDS, and monetary support of research.
Funds will be raised from private donations, proceeds from the golf tournament, a silent auction, and a raffle. As a local business we ask you to contribute to our cause by donating a gift certificate or consumer good that can be raffled, or a monetary donation. Your kindness will impact not only the research being conducted and the Nebraska SIDS Foundation, but also the lives of thousands who are forced to deal with the tragic loss of an infant to SIDS.
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