Thomas Andrew Marshall

Join us for the 6th annual Tommy's Run for a Reason on Sunday, October 12, 2014!
Thomas was a happy, beautiful and wonderful little boy.  In May 2008, at the age of 2, Tommy went to sleep and never woke up.  We still do not know why. Since Tommy was over the age of one year; his passing is not considered Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  Instead, it belongs to a lesser-known category, Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) that occurs when a healthy child beyond the age of 12 months dies without warning and without a known cause found after a thorough investigation.  

Each year, we host Tommy’s Run for a Reason to celebrate our little boy, raise awareness for SUDC and help bring about a future where no family ever has to experience SUDC again. We are excited to host the 6th Annual Tommy’s Run for a Reason on Sunday, October 12th 2014. The event will include a 5K Run and a Family Fun Walk and is catered towards families. Children’s activities will include pony rides, face painting, crafts and games.  An extensive raffle and silent auction will be held that includes plane tickets, Disney World Tickets, gift cards, gift bags, golf outings and much more. All registered participants will enjoy a catered BBQ lunch; Tommy’s Run for a Reason t-shirt, all children’s activities and wrist-band.  

All proceeds directly benefit the SUDC Foundation. It is the only program in the world devoted solely to supporting families affected by SUDC and advocating for SUDC research to find answers. While The SUDC Foundation is making progress, much work remains ahead.