The SUDC Foundation
The SUDC Foundation is the only organization worldwide whose purpose is to promote awareness, advocate for research, and support those affected by SUDC. SUDC is the fifth leading category of death in children ages one to four, yet SUDC receives no public funding. The SUDC Foundation provides all services at no cost to families.
Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) is a category of death in children between the ages of 1 and 18 that remains unexplained after a thorough investigation, including an autopsy. Most often, a seemingly healthy child goes to sleep and never wakes up. At this time, we do not know what causes SUDC, how to predict it or how to prevent it.
This page provides a way for us to share the most current and accurate information on SUDC to date and highlight important topics for the SUDC community as a whole. It provides a way to share and exchange thoughts, ideas, images, and other content in a respectful way that fosters constructive dialogue. We expect our community to agree to disagree when necessary, but always communicate with respect and compassion. The SUDC Foundation expects our Facebook community to maintain a high level of sensitivity, especially as it relates to promoting high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific information and/or anyone’s race/ethnicity, appearance, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, education and socioeconomic status.
Please observe the following guidelines for commenting on the SUDC Foundation’s page. Those who do not follow these guidelines will risk the deletion of their comments and/or access to the SUDC Foundation’s page.
1. Attacks are disruptive to healthy dialogue. At times, there will be a need to agree to disagree, but we ask that you remain respectful at all times.
2. We encourage intelligent, enlightened conversation and careful articulation of one’s thoughts before posting. Comments that address people using slurs or that negatively reference the sensitivities mentioned above are unacceptable and subject to immediate removal.
3. If comment threads are taken over by trolls (people who post comments specifically to start a fight, defame, divide, distract, or otherwise detract from the overall function of the community), commenting will be disabled. Trolls will be subject to immediate removal from our Facebook community.
4. Avoid minimizing or denying the importance of comments/posts from others. We all have our individual priorities and beliefs; please respect this and act accordingly.
5. Please do not use the comments section to air complaints, whether about the organization, a post, a particular comment, or the moderation of our page. Please address all such concerns to [email protected] or send us a message privately. We are a fact-driven and compassionate community and welcome disagreement, but we want to take every opportunity to expand the conversation.