US State Proclamations

2019 U.S. State Proclamations for SUDC Awareness as of February 18

Watch our map burst into color as awareness of SUDC sweeps across America.

States across America are joining in SUDC Awareness month too! Using the map on this page, you can read the proclamations issued by each state. Check back weekly for updates on additional states issuing proclamations. 

Click on the states colored in yellow to read their proclamation.

Each year the SUDC Foundation, with the help of volunteer Christina Grantham, spearheads a nationwide effort within the 50 U.S. States requesting that each state proclaim March as SUDC Awareness Month. These proclamations call attention to the often unheard of and unspoken tragedy of SUDC and we are grateful for states that recognize SUDC. In 2018 forty-three U.S. States proclaimed March as SUDC Awareness month. 

This nationwide effort began in 2016 and was inspired by Drew Joseph Boswell and the Boswell family. The first proclamation they obtained occurred in 2015, by Governor Bobby Jindal, in the State of Louisiana. It was the first of its kind in the southern United States recognizing sudden unexplained death in childhood. Drew passed away on March 12, 2014, at the age of 15 months. His parents, Devon and Georgia Boswell created the Drew's Tunes Foundation in his memory and to celebrate his life. The SUDC Foundation thanks volunteer Christina Grantham for her help in this amazing 2018 effort!

Are you a family that lives outside the United States? We need your help! If you would like to have a proclamation in your country, contact your state, province or regional government representative to find out how to proceed. 

 

In 2018 forty-three states proclaimed March as SUDC Awarness Month:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnestoa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.