Walking For SIDS

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(Le Mars) — Several hundred people walked around the Le Mars Municipal Park and Willow Creek Golf Course Saturday morning to raise awareness and funds for the Iowa SIDS Foundation.  SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome which affects one of 1000 births.  In Iowa, as many as 40 infants die from the deadly disease each year.  For unknown reasons, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome generally affects babies within the first year after being born.  Little is known about the deadly disease, but walks like today’s held in seven different Iowa locations helps build awareness and research funding. Patty Keeley is the executive director with the Iowa SIDS Foundation and attended the Le Mars event.