The CJ Foundation is a national non-profit devoted to eliminating the tragedy of sudden unexpected infant deaths and early childhood deaths, supporting grieving families, advancing medical research, furthering parent and professional education, and advocating for the health and survival of all children.
We carry out this mission by giving voice to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death), SUID (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death) and SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood) families who have suffered an unexpected and unexplained loss and creating a healing, supportive community whose overriding goal is for no other families to suffer. The CJ Foundation’s medical research grants, risk-reduction and bereavement support grants, educational materials, outreach and advocacy efforts, and support services are the foundation for one day eliminating SIDS, SUID and SUDC while ensuring that affected families are comforted and supported in their grieving process.
The CJ Foundation:
- Operates an ethical, effective, competitive grants program which advances the field. The research grants are evaluated by the Foundation’s medical advisory board which is comprised of leading researchers and other experts. The program grants are evaluated by leading SIDS, SUID and SUDC professionals and advocates.
- Distributes no and low-cost, top-quality, up-to-date educational materials to childcare providers, hospitals and health departments.
- Leads advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C.; assists families to participate at the federal level and guide them in local advocacy efforts.
- Fosters open communication with and is a resource for medical examiners, coroners, first responders and law enforcement.
- Educates parents and families and provides accurate, relevant and up-to-date information.
- Provides compassionate bereavement support and/or resources for families in need.
- Facilitates and provides thought leadership at a national level.