Taylor made his way Across the Pond and was spotted in London visiting the Queen & Big Ben. Awareness and prevention play major roles in our Mission, and we are so thankful that Friends of Taylor continue to share his story here at home and abroad. Our hope is that one day all families will be aware of what SUDC is and that one day we are able to prevent other families from this type of loss.
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Spotted on Campus at the University of Arkansas, Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium expansion project this morning! The U of A holds a lot of memories for Taylor's Parents, and seeing his truck here was pretty special. We're thankful for the ways our Community has allowed us to share Taylor's story and bring awareness to SUDC.
(if you zoom in, you can see the new running Razorback water feature being installed at the Stadium. TM + WPS)
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Amazon Prime Day starts tomorrow! Did you know you can support us while you shop?
Simply log into smile.amazon.com, choose the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation as your charity, and shop away!
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible smile.amazon.com purchases. Tens of millions of products are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their smile.amazon.com product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible to generate donations.
When we began telling Taylor's story, our Mission quickly became bringing awareness to Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood, finding ways to prevent it from happening to other families, and to research why this was even happening in the first place.
Out of that determination, our first "Tee Off for Taylor” Event was planned. We weren't quite sure what the outcome would be, or how many people would come out, but here we are, 5 years later, and our Events are "directly supporting neuroimaging research through the SUDC Registry and Research Collaborative (SUDCRRC,) at New York University's Langone Health! The project seeks to understand the brains of children lost to SUDC."
Because of our Supporters, Sponsors, local Communities, we have also "provided vital support to help create the largest registry of children lost to SUDC ever gathered. This includes the largest collection of SUDC genetic analyses which have lead to the identification of previously unknown causes of death in some SUDC children. FINALLY, THOSE FAMILIES HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING AS TO WHY THEIR CHILD IS NO LONGER HERE."
A heartfelt THANK YOU to our great Communities here in Arkansas, our Families, and our Friends, who continue to rally around us. Because of you, the Taylor Mckeen Shelton Foundation and the SUDC Foundation have moved one step closer to a "World without SUDC."
Thank you SUDC Foundation and Director of Development, Elizabeth Milliken, for your kind words.
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Humbled. Grateful. Inspired. Those are just a few of the feelings we have after our 5th Annual Tee Off for Taylor Golf Tournament and Reception last Saturday. What a GLORIOUS day. While leading up we worried about rain, June 23rd, proved nothing short of miraculous. In the morning, we had 30 golf teams take course at Shadow Valley NWA, and almost 400 people join us for our evening event. We are so blessed by our community as you continue to show up and support us.
We celebrated Taylor, and other families who are navigating the journey of loosing a child to SUDC. We created awareness and provided a glimpse into how the Taylor Mckeen Shelton Foundation, and you all, are making a difference in crucial SUDC research into the causes of, and for ways to prevent this from happening to other families. We took another step forward in changing the world in Taylor's honor.
In what has been our biggest year yet, we raised nearly $140,000 at this year's event in Rogers, and a few weeks prior in Batesville, we raised an additional $37,000 at our yearly event in the hometown of Taylor's Parents.
A heartfelt thank you to each and everyone of you for your support day-in and day-out, and for sharing Taylor's story.
(For those of you not able to attend our events this year, we wanted to share the video from the night program.)