Since launching in 2010, we have expanded from hosting one annual fundraiser event to an annual SIDS Awareness 5k, a biannual SIDS Poker Series, and an annual Beat SIDS Golf Outing. In 2013, we $10,000 to research at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, though we have raised much more than that through our events which will go towards launching our "Help SIDS Families" Program.
We previously had experience setting up normal businesses, but we now have a new healthy respect for the process of establishing an official 501(c)3 nonprofit company. It was an important part of our strategy to have our own independent organization with tax exempt status in the first year. Fast forward six years and we are now concentrated on our overall impact and the effectiveness of our charity events.
We would like to thank our local and extended communities for joining our mission and being so integral to our early on and recent successes. We truly could be continuing today without their support and are very excited to see what the future holds!