Last week a study came out with the disturbing finding that less than half of parents surveyed consistently and exclusively put their baby on his or her back to sleep. This unfortunately supports the concern of CJ First Candle that a large percentage of parents either believe that “SIDS has been solved” or that the […]




Tell Congress Breastfeeding Families Need the FAM Act! No matter what they’re doing or where they are, breastfeeding mothers need to express milk every few hours. An airport is just one of many environments where women face challenges trying to find a clean, private space to nurse or pump. A recent study of 100 airports found that […]







New research findings from a CJ First Candle funded grant show an increase in parental adherence to safe sleep practices for infants when education is delivered in the form of texts and emails. Researchers tested two different types of educational interventions. The first — a complementary program where nurses taught new parents about safe sleep […]







October is SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and Sunday, October 15th is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. CJ First Candle is joining forces with individuals, local, state and national organizations, as well as corporate and retail partners to increase awareness about these tragic causes of infant death. For those of us who […]




Krystal’s Wish Foundation is having their 20th year Gala to raise awareness of SIDS, SUID, Stillbirth and Miscarriages, helping the families who have lost their baby up to one year of age. This foundation is in memory of Krystal Lynn who passed away from SIDS at 6 weeks of age. She also would have been […]




Miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss can be one of the most devastating and isolating experiences a parent can face. Thanks to a generous donor, we have started a lottery program to waive the lifetime membership fee to Open Path Collective. Your lifetime membership will allow you to receive psychotherapy sessions that range from $30 to $50 a […]




Help CJ First Candle win $100,000 by donating $5 to our CrowdRise campaign and receive a Macy’s Savings Pass for up to 25% off!   CJ First Candle has joined the Macy’s Shop For A Cause Charity Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, in hopes of raising money to support our programs. Participating charities across the country will compete for up […]




Since our inceptions, CJ First Candle has donated more than $1,000,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) research. Through family events, memorial funds, and generous individual and corporate donors, we have been able to directly support Boston Children’s Robert’s Program and their research initiatives. Each donor made a difference. Each dollar brought us all one step closer to […]