The Crib Crawl is Back this October!
Join the Maryland Association of Social Services Boards (MASSB) and the Frederick County Department of Social Services Board of Directors for our annual 5K Crib Crawl on October 13, 2018. During National SIDS Awareness Month in October we are once again shining a light on the dangers of co-sleeping.
The 2nd leading cause of infant death is
Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID)
According to the MD State Child Fatality Review Team 2017 Annual Legislative Report
In Maryland, between 2012 to 2016, there were 262 SUID (children under the age of 1) deaths. Of those deaths 240 (92%) were sleep-related infant deaths from unsafe sleeping practices such as bed sharing and suffocation. Since our campaign to increase awareness, FCDSS investigations of infant fatalities have decreased significantly each year. Since 2012, to ensure safe sleeping practices and address these infant fatalities, FCDSS has distributed 220 pack-n-plays.
Research shows that infant deaths can be reduced through safe sleeping practices such as ABC: Alone, on their Back, and in a Crib
Monies raised from this event will buy life-saving pack-n-plays for families without proper sleeping arrangements for children in their care. For just under $100 our cost, families may receive a free pack-n-play to ensure safe sleeping practices, and a free medication lock box to ensure harmful medications stay out of the hands of little ones. Since 2017, FCDSS has distributed 20 medication lock boxes to families.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 to purchase a year’s supply of pack-n-plays and lock boxes to save young lives! Your generous gifts can be in the form of sponsorships, in-kind contributions, gift cards, and/or products that we can use for our Silent Auction or participant drawing.
Thank you for your support and generosity! Please contact us with any inquires at 301-600-2636 or Cribcrawl@outlook.com. We would be delighted to speak with you about the event or our important mission to save lives through safe sleeping! For more information please visit: https://frederickcribcrawl.com.
Kerri Burson, Advisory Board Chair
The Crib Crawl Committee