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Illinois Valley Group Doubles Donation to IVCH to Help Fight SIDS

Posted by wlpo on January 20, 2016

An organization devoted to the prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome has doubled down on its gift to an Illinois Valley hospital.

The Aden Lamps Foundation has given another 500 “sleepsacks” to Illinois Valley Community Hospital for 2016, matching their donation from 2015. The so-called sleepsack is a wearable blanket for babies that can help prevent SIDS by reducing the amount of blanket that could get caught in a baby’s nose or mouth.

The donation helps make it possible for IVCH to give the sacks out to all mothers of newborns. In total, the 500 sacks have a value of more than $10,000.

The Aden Lamps Foundation was started in Peru in 2013 by Aden’s parents after he died from SIDS. Their main event is a 5k run and walk that raises funds to buy and donate sleepsacks to Illinois Valley hospitals.

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