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WHEREAS, Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) is the sudden and unexpected death of a child over the age of 12 months which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation is conducted, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the child’s medical history; and

WHEREAS, according to the SUDC Foundation, each year there are approximately 400 cases of SUDC in the United States which includes more than 240 children under the age of five who die without any clear cause or explanation; and

WHEREAS, while less common than Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, which occurs before a child’s first birthday, SUDC is an important health concern requiring increased public awareness and research; and

WHEREAS, Nevada recognizes the dedicated efforts of organizations, medical professionals, and volunteers who are working to better understand the causes of sudden unexplained death, improve the health of infants and children, and provide much needed hope and support for those families grieving the sudden unexplained death of a child; and

WHEREAS, Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Awareness Month provides an opportunity to honor the memory of the young lives that ended too soon, show encouragement and support for their families and loved ones devastated by their loss, and increase public awareness of SUDC;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim March 2019 as

Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Awareness Month in Nevada

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 15th day of February, 2019

Sisolak,Cegaviske,Scott