The 3rd annual Brooke Ackley Memorial 5K Walk/Run for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness will be held on October 14th at the Nashville City Park. This week is the last week to pre-register. Event organizer Ashley Turner says all of the proceeds will go to help families suffering from a loss.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs.
Although the cause is unknown, it appears that SIDS might be associated with defects in the portion of an infant’s brain that controls breathing and arousal from sleep.
Researchers have discovered some factors that might put babies at extra risk. Turner says they are doing all they can to raise awareness and that the support group has now been helping families in the local area for a couple of years.
The support group formed to offer grief support to families that have lost a child. For more information, contact Jamie Ackley at 870-356-7957.