ABOUT JUDE

On July 23, 2014, our healthy son Jude unexpectedly and tragically passed away at only three months old. His life was claimed by a silent killer known as “SIDS” – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Not much is known about what causes SIDS, but it typically strikes children under one year of age without notice.

In 2010, a study from the Boston Children’s Hospital concluded that there may be a link between brainstem abnormalities and serotonin deficiencies and SIDS. More studies like this need to be conducted to develop this theory and help find a way to detect SIDS before it kills more healthy babies.

We are asking you to consider to continue to honor our son Jude, to stop SIDS in its tracks before it takes another life, and to enrich the lives of Jude’s would-be-friends and classmates. With your generosity and kindness, we hope to truly make a difference on behalf of our son, Jude.

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“SIDS” – SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME

OUR FOUNDATION


"to support SIDS research and to enrich the lives of local children."

To honor our son Jude and to fight to protect other babies from this devastating syndrome, we have established the Jude Zayac Foundation. The mission of Jude’s Foundation is to raise funds to support SIDS research and to enrich the lives of living children in our community. Enrichment we know in our hearts sweet Jude would have provided if he were here. We hope to accomplish this mission by hosting a large annual community event, a 5K run/walk followed by a community celebration to promote SIDS awareness and provide our community with a day of family friendly fun.

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SIDS is the number one cause of death in children under one year of age in the U.S.

4,000+

Over 4,000 lives are suddenly cut short each year in this country due to SIDS

2,000

That equates to about 1 in every 2,000 precious children born

SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2020

THE JOG FOR JUDE 5K & COMMUNITY CELEBRATION


This year’s event takes place on Sunday, April 19th at the Dunmore Community Center. In year six of our annual event, we aim to make this our biggest and best year yet in our fight against SIDS.

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Be a part of a special day in SIDS awareness and the development of young lives in our community, Sunday April 19, 2020 at the Dunmore Community Center.

REGISTER FOR RACE

Be a part of a special day in SIDS awareness and the development of young lives in our community, Sunday April 28, 2019 at the Dunmore Community Center.

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THE LARGEST SIDS AWARENESS 5K IN THE COUNTRY


$540,000+

Approximate funds raised by the Jude Zayac Foundation to date.

$155,000+

Amount contributed to the St. Joseph’s Center Baby Pantry to subsidize the general health and welfare of children in need.

$360,000+

Donated directly to Boston Children's Hospital to fund SIDS research.

$25,000+

Donated to help fund a splash pad at Sherwood Park in Dunmore, PA.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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ROBERT’S PROGRAM & IT’S IMPACT

" We help families try to understand SIDS and other causes of unexpected death in young children. Every day, our research is making significant advances. We need to continue to make progress through grants and donations... "

Richard Goldstein, MD, Program Director, Robert's Program

ROBERT’S PROGRAM & IT’S IMPACT

" We help families try to understand SIDS and other causes of unexpected death in young children. Every day, our research is making significant advances. We need to continue to make progress through grants and donations... "

Richard Goldstein, MD, Program Director, Robert's Program

Questions About Getting Involved?


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