Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott has encouraged the community to get behind Red Nose Day this year.
“Red Nose Day raises awareness of the issues surrounding Sudden Infant Death (SIDs) and to raise money for early death prevention and support for families who have experienced loss,” Mr Elliott said.
“By supporting Red Nose Day, we are helping to find answers for parents by funding and supporting vital research into stillbirth, SIDS and safe sleeping practices. Through evidence based community education SIDs and Kids are working to prevent these deaths.”
In 2013, there were 54 Sudden Infant Deaths in Australia, 19 of which were in NSW.
The first Red Nose Day was held in Victoria in 1987. Ms Kaarene Fitzgerald commenced the formation of the then Sudden Infant Death Research Foundation, he day following the death of her son Glenn in 1977.
Fundraising for Red Nose Day has contributed over $16.5 million to research to date.
“Show your support by donating or purchasing Red Nose day products today, at RedNoseDay.com.au.”