Hundreds help raise money for SIDS research

Hundreds help raise money for SIDS research

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) -

Hundreds of people laced up Sunday for the Arcadia Family Fun Run.

The event started two years-ago to help raise money for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) research.

"The community just supports us, and basically I say saved our lives. This community after Taylor passed away this community has supported us, never ceases to amaze use," said Mark and Katie Cosmas.

Mark ad Katie Coasmas started the run after their baby girl Taylor passed away.

"Taylor was a beautiful, healthy little girl about five months-old. She went down for a nap and never woke up Sunday morning. They have no idea why or what happened," said Cosmas.

SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants age one month to a year.

There's very little information as to the cause of SIDS.

Taylors parents say their daughters story moves them to continue raising awareness and money for SIDS research.

In 2013, they raised more than $60,000 dollars. This year the run raised nearly $100,000 for the cause.

"Try to make a difference and put an end to this that all babies will see their first birthday," said Cosmas.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued recommendations to help prevent SIDS.

For more information visit: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/5/e1341.full

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