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$2,850 GRANT FROM THE CJ FOUNDATION FOR SIDS

Date: 02-02-2013

HEALTHY MOTHERS, HEALTHY BABIES COALITION OF HAWAII RECEIVES $2,850 GRANT FROM THE CJ FOUNDATION FOR SIDS

HONOLULU (February 1, 2013) - Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii announced today that it has received a $2,850 grant from the CJ Foundation for SIDS, the leading SIDS funding organization in the country.

The grant will be used to support the Hawaii Cribs for Kids Program designed to decrease the number of infant deaths due to unsafe sleeping environments by educating families about safe sleeping practices and providing them with a free Graco Pack n Play for their infant.

“This grant will make a difference for families of Hawaii,” said Lisa Kimura, executive director of Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies. “Education and resources are the key to preventing these needless tragedies and this grant will play a large part in our ability to make an impact.”

“The CJ Foundation for SIDS is proud to support the important work of Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies through this grant,” said Susan Hollander, President/Executive Director of the CJ Foundation. “We are acutely aware of how important education is in the role of reducing the risk of SIDS and infant death due to unsafe sleep environments. Education is a critical part of our mission and we will continue to support programs and organizations that advocate for safe sleep public awareness.”

The CJ Foundation for SIDS was founded by Joel and Susan Hollander in memory of their daughter, Carly Jenna, who died from SIDS in 1993.  Since its inception in 1994, the CJ Foundation has provided millions of dollars towards research, bereavement support programs, education and public awareness initiatives throughout the nation, making tremendous strides in its fight to end SIDS and other sleep-related infant death.

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