$1.8m

FUNDS
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568

FAMILIES
HELPED

64

ACTIVE
VOLUNTEERS

SIDS Calgary Society

SIDS Calgary Society is committed to providing support to families, representing the interests of parents, educating healthcare professionals as well as the public, and raising funds for SIDS research.

SIDS Calgary Society began as a parent support group in Calgary. In 1976, it transformed from a parent group to a chapter affiliated with the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (CFSID, now known as Baby’s Breath.) It wasn’t until June 22, 2000 that the Calgary Chapter became “SIDS Calgary Society”, dropping its affiliation with the CFSID, and a year late, it became an official registered charity.

SIDS Calgary Society raises funds by way of fundraising events such as casino nights and annual picnics. A proud moment was SCS’s third casino night in 2000 where they raised $106,000 in one night.

The new dragon fly logo represents strength, joy and bravery. It’s a creature of water and air, and air means freedom. The idea of using the dragonfly for SIDS is particularly appropriate since this creature is both beautiful and ephemeral. And it is flying up… as if to the sky.

WHO WE ARE

Sarah Cormier

Chair

In August 2014, Quinn Isla joined our family and we celebrated. … Full Bio

George Dalekos

Vice-Chair

In Aug of 1999 my wife and I lost our baby girl, Calysta Dalekos to SIDS… Full Bio

Monica Ruff

Treasurer

I was introduced to SIDS in 1990 working on a University of Calgary research project… Full Bio

Jay Drager

Registrar

On October 25, 1990 Gail and I lost our son Eric, a twin, to SIDS… Full Bio 

Gillian Hatto

Director

In May 2014, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Hazel Rose…Full Bio 

Dr. Richard Wilson

Director

Professor Richard Wilson is an Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Senior Scholar… Full Bio

Dr. Ian Mitchell

Director

I came to Calgary in 1982 as a physician to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit… Full Bio 

Kara MacKay

Director

Kara MacKay works in Calgary as a Public Health Inspector…. Full Bio 

Kevin Wong

Director

A resident of Calgary since 1986, Kevin followed his dual passions through undergraduate and graduate… Full Bio 

Meg Karmann

Director

Megan Karmann is the cousin of Quinn Isla Cormier, who was four months old when she passed away… Full Bio 

Nicole Orsi Barioni

Director

I am originally from Brazil and graduated there in biomedicine in 2012. After concluding my master`s.. Full Bio 

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