Washington Events

Events we host and participate in include fundraising events, gatherings for bereaved families, and professional conferences. These events increase awareness about sudden infant death and NISSA's outreach efforts and also provide family and friends who have experienced infant death a way to connect and rally around a cause. Let us know if you would like to host an event to benefit us or if you are interested in volunteering with any of our recurring events.

SIDS Research Guild Fundraising Event
Raising money to make a breakthrough in SIDS research

Saturday, February 28, 2015
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Seattle Glass Blowing Studio
2227 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Join us for an evening to learn about and support SIDS research.
Wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres, glass blowing demonstration and more...

$75 per person
Sign up at www.sidsguild.org

SIDS Research Guild
Contact:  Dr. Daniel Rubens
(206) 375-3938


Butterfly Releases

We here at NISSA wanted to do something more to support our families affected by SIDS and decided to hold a memorial butterfly release at our location in Seattle last year. It was a great success. Our families loved having the butterfly and its transformation as a symbol of courage and hope. The grieving process is never truly complete, but we can learn to appreciate the small things in life and it does get easier.
Because of this success, we have decided to hold another event in Seattle, as well as two other events in other cities in Washington State. Locations are still being determined; if you would like to vote for your city to hold a Butterfly Release please visit our Facebook Page and let us know!
May 11-  Evergreen Arboretum, Everett WA
July 13- Seattle Family Event at the Good Shepherd Center


Survivor Mud Run

The Survivor Mud Run is put on every year and a portion of the proceeds benefit NISSA. This race is designed to "test your ability to run, climb, jump, crawl, and muscle your way through the most extreme 5k Mud Run created! As a Survivor you will have to conquer whatever obstacles get in your way and test your all around toughness, strength, stamina, fitness, and mental determination. Upon your victory you will have earned your place in the Survivor world. Then you can celebrate with friends, food, music, beer and a muddy fist in the air!"
This year's event will be held on June 8, 2013 at Remlinger Farms in Carnation, WA.
Visit the Survivor Mud Run's website to register!

Sage's Dash/Run

Sage's Memorial Dash is NISSA's way of staying connected with our families in Eastern Washington. This no pressure, fun family day is a great way to connect with other families in the area. The morning usually begins with a kids 100 yard dash followed by an adult run.
July 20, 2013- Newport, WA


Annual Auction: An Evening of Courage and Hope

Our annual auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year and always is a great time. We love getting to know the people who support our cause and our donors love having the opportunity to meet our board and our staff. The evening is filled with music, games, a great selection of silent auction items and a fabulous dinner and live auction. Last year's items included a week in Mazatlan, club seats to a Seattle Seahawks game, and the opportunity to follow a Seattle PD Detective for a day.
We are always accepting items for our auction so if you would like to donate (or would like us to do the asking), please contact our office or visit the Auction page.
October 19, 2013 at DoubleTree in Southcenter